CSE 590 W - Accessibility Research Seminar - Autumn 2014

Time and Place

  • Autumn quarter 2014
  • Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:20
  • CSE 203



Each week one or two papers will be assigned for reading. A student in the seminar will take the lead in first summarizing the papers and giving an initial critique. The student will then lead a discussion about the paper. Students should sign up for 2 credits maximum. There will be occasional talks by external researchers.


  • September 24, 2014 - led by Richard Ladner
    • Organizational meeting.
    • Talk on Design for User Empowerment
  • October 1, 2014 - Visual and tactile perception of music led by Danielle Bragg
    • Maria Karam, Gabe Nespoli, Frank A. Russo, Deborah I. Fels: Modelling Perceptual Elements of Music in a Vibrotactile Display for Deaf Users: A Field Study. ACHI 2009: 249-254. Paper (UWNetID required)
    • Suranga Chandima Nanayakkara, Elizabeth Taylor, Lonce Wyse, Sim Heng Ong: An enhanced musical experience for the deaf: design and evaluation of a music display and a haptic chair. CHI 2009: 337-346. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • October 8, 2014 - Access to documents and objects in the wild led by Lauren Milne
    • Shaun K. Kane, Brian Frey, and Jacob O. Wobbrock. 2013. Access lens: a gesture-based screen reader for real-world documents. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 347-350. Paper (UWNetID required)
    • Huiying Shen, Owen Edwards, Joshua Miele, and James M. Coughlan. 2013. CamIO: a 3D computer vision system enabling audio/haptic interaction with physical objects by blind users. In Proceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 41 , 2 pages. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • October 15, 2014 - Neurodiversity and Neurofeedback led by Greg Nelson
    • Nicholas Sheep Dalton. 2013. Neurodiversity & HCI. In CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2295-2304. Paper (UWNetID required)
    • Naomi J. Steiner, Elizabeth C. Frenette, Kirsten M. Rene, Robert T. Brennan, and Ellen C. Perrin. In-School Neurofeedback Training for ADHD: Sustained Improvements From a Randomized Control Trial. Pediatrics 2014; 133:3 483-492; published ahead of print February 17, 2014, doi:10.1542/peds.2013-2059. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • October 22, 2014 - No Seminar because of the ASSETS Conference
  • October 29, 2014 - Technology for autistic children by Erin Peach
    • Karanya Sitdhisanguan, Nopporn Chotikakamthorn, Ajchara Dechaboon, and Patcharaporn Out. 2012. Using tangible user interfaces in computer-based training systems for low-functioning autistic children. Personal Ubiquitous Comput. 16, 2 (February 2012), 143-155. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • November 5, 2014 - Assistive robotics led by Alex Fiannaca
    • Lazewatsky, D. A., & Smart, W. D. (2014, August). Accessible interfaces for robot assistants. In the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2014 RO-MAN: 106-111. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • November 12, 2014 - Sign Laguage Translation led by Rachel Tatman
  • November 19, 2014 - Blind navigation led by Caitlin Bonnar
    • Longfei Shangguan, Zheng Yang, Zimu Zhou, Xiaolong Zheng, Chenshu Wu, and Yunhao Liu. 2014. CrossNavi: enabling real-time crossroad navigation for the blind with commodity phones. In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 787-798. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • November 26, 2014 - Programming for blind children and other novices led by Riley Porter
    • Andreas M. Stefik, Christopher Hundhausen, and Derrick Smith. 2011. On the design of an educational infrastructure for the blind and visually impaired in computer science. In Proceedings of the 42nd ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 571-576. Paper (UWNetID required)
    • Andreas Stefik, Susanna Siebert, Melissa Stefik, and Kim Slattery. 2011. An empirical comparison of the accuracy rates of novices using the quorum, perl, and randomo programming languages. In Proceedings of the 3rd ACM SIGPLAN workshop on Evaluation and usability of programming languages and tools (PLATEAU '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3-8. Paper (UWNetID required)
    • Quorum language website
    • Quorum Hour of Code
  • December 3, 2014 - Eye gaze gestures for text entry led by John Porter
    • Jacob O. Wobbrock, James Rubinstein, Michael W. Sawyer, and Andrew T. Duchowski. 2008. Longitudinal evaluation of discrete consecutive gaze gestures for text entry. In Proceedings of the 2008 symposium on Eye tracking research & applications (ETRA '08). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 11-18. Paper (UWNetID required)