CSE 590 W - Accessibility Research Seminar - Winter 2016

Time and Place

  • Winter Quarter 2016
  • Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:20
  • CSE 503



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 lead student will then lead a discussion about the paper. Students should sign up for 2 credits maximum. The theme for this quarter will be in connecting disability and technology for a more social science point of view. There will be occasional talks by researchers.


  • January 5, 2016 - Led by Alex Fiannaca
    • Christopher Frauenberger. 2015. Disability and Technology: A Critical Realist Perspective. In Proceedings of the 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers & Accessibility(ASSETS '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 89-96. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • January 12, 2016 - Led by Cindy Bennett
    • Dirksen Bauman, Joseph J. Murray. Reframing: From Hearing Loss to Deaf Gain. Deaf Studies Digital Journal. Fall 2009. 1-10. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • January 19, 2016 - Led by Annie Ross
    • Parette, Phil, and Marcia Scherer. Assistive technology use and stigma.Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities (2004): 217-226. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • January 26, 2016 - Led by Erin Peach
    • Ann-Louice Lövgreen Engström , Jan Lexell , Maria Larsson Lund. Difficulties in using everyday technology after acquired brain injury: a qualitative analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy Vol. 17, Iss. 3, 2010 Paper (UWNetID required)
  • February 2, 2016 - Lecture by Kristen Shinohara titled "Rethinking Accessibility"
    • M. McCuaig and G. Frank. 1991. The able self: Adaptive patterns and choices in independent living for a person with cerebral palsy. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy 45, 3: 224-234. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • February 9, 2016 - Led by Saba Kawas
    • Foley, A., & Ferri, B. A. (2012). Technology for people, not disabilities: ensuring access and inclusion. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 12(4), 192-200. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • February 16, 2016 - Led by Catie Baker
    • Jane Sealea, Jan Georgesonb, Christoforos Mamasb, Julie Swainb (2015). Not the right kind of 'digital capital'? An examination of the complex relationship between disabled students, their technologies and higher education institutions. Computers and Education, 82, 118-128. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • February 23, 2016 - Led by Annuska Perkins
    • Erik W. Carter, Thomas L. Boehm, Elizabeth E. Biggs, Naomi H. Annandale, Courtney E. Taylor, Aimee K. Loock, and Rosemary Y. Liu (2015). Known for My Strengths: Positive Traits of Transition-Age Youth With Intellectual Disability and/or Autism.Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities 2015, Vol. 40(2) 101-119. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • March 1, 2016 - Led by Danielle Bragg
    • Sparrow, Robert (2005). Defending deaf culture: The case of cochlear implants." Journal of Political Philosophy 13.2 (2005): 135-152. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • March 8, 2016 (CSE 203 instead of CSE 503) - Led by Katie O'Leary
    • Fernando Estrada Martinez de Alva, Greg Wadley, and Reeva Lederman. "It feels different from real life: Users' Opinions of Mobile Applications for Mental Health." Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction. ACM, 2015. Paper (UWNetID required)