CSE 590 W - Accessibility Research Seminar - Autumn 2015

Time and Place

  • Autumn 2015
  • Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:20
  • CSE 303



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 may be occasional talks by external researchers.

For this quarter the theme will be accessibility via ubiquitous computing technologies, things like smartphones, Google Glass and other augmented reality devices, and connected sensor devices (internet of things).


  • September 30, 2015 - Eye-gaze text entry led by Alex Fiannaca
    • Diogo Pedrosa, Maria Da Graça Pimentel, Amy Wright, and Khai N. Truong. 2015. Filteryedping: Design Challenges and User Performance of Dwell-Free Eye Typing. ACM Trans. Access. Comput. 6, 1, Article 3 (March 2015), 37 pages. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • October 7, 2015 - No Seminar this week because instructor is out of town.
  • October 14, 2015 - Sonification of maps on touchscreens by Lauren Milne
      Su, J., Rosenzweig, A., Goel, A., de Lara, E., & Truong, K. N. (2010, September). Timbremap: enabling the visually-impaired to use maps on touch-enabled devices. In Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Human computer interaction with mobile devices and services (pp. 17-26). ACM. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • October 21, 2015 - Wearable technology for people with mobility related disabilites by Catie Baker
      Meethu Malu and Leah Findlater. 2015. Personalized, Wearable Control of a Head-mounted Display for Users with Upper Body Motor Impairments. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 221-230. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • October 28, 2015 - No Seminar because of the ASSETS Conference
  • November 4, 2015 - Technology for autism by Annuska Perkins
      Albinali, Fahd, Matthew S. Goodwin, and Stephen S. Intille. "Recognizing stereotypical motor movements in the laboratory and classroom: a case study with children on the autism spectrum." In Proceedings of the 11th international conference on Ubiquitous computing, pp. 71-80. ACM, 2009. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • November 11, 2015 - No Seminar, Veteran's Day
  • November 18, 2015 - Multi-modal theatre experience led by Kyle Rector
      Janet van der Linden, Yvonne Rogers, Maria Oshodi, Adam Spiers, David McGoran, Rafael Cronin, and Paul O'Dowd. 2011. Haptic reassurance in the pitch black for an immersive theatre experience. In Proceedings of the 13th international conference on Ubiquitous computing (UbiComp '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 143-152. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • November 25, 2015 - Cancelled because people leaving for Thanksgiving.
  • December 2, 2015 - Meta-analysis of accessibility research led by Cindy Bennett
      Jennifer Mankoff, Gillian R. Hayes, and Devva Kasnitz. 2010. Disability studies as a source of critical inquiry for the field of assistive technology. In Proceedings of the 12th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (ASSETS '10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3-10. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • December 9, 2015 - Sound awareness via head-mounted displays led by Danielle Bragg
      Dhruv Jain, Leah Findlater, Jamie Gilkeson, Benjamin Holland, Ramani Duraiswami, Dmitry Zotkin, Christian Vogler, and Jon E. Froehlich. 2015. Head-Mounted Display Visualizations to Support Sound Awareness for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 241-250. Paper (UWNetID required)