CSE 590 W - Accessibility Research Seminar - Winter 2017

Time and Place

  • Winter Quarter 2017
  • Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:20
  • 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 lead student will then lead a discussion about the paper. Students should sign up for 2 credits maximum. The theme for winter quarter is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). AAC is used by people who do not have the ability to speak for some reason. There will be occasional talks by researchers.


  • January 3, 2017 - Richard Ladner and Merrie Morris
    • Beukelman, D., & Mirenda, Pat. (2013). Augmentative and alternative communication : Supporting children and adults with complex communication needs (4th ed.). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Pub. (Chapter 1) Chapter (UWNetID required)
    • Mcnaughton, D., & Light, J. (2013). The iPad and mobile technology revolution: Benefits and challenges for individuals who require augmentative and alternative communication. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Baltimore, Md. : 1985), 29(2), 107-16. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • January 10, 2017 - Kevin Lybarger
    • Daniel Rough, Keith Vertanen, and Per Ola Kristensson. 2014. An evaluation of Dasher with a high-performance language model as a gaze communication method. In Proceedings of the 2014 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 169-176. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • January 17, 2017 - Danielle Bragg
    • Sigafoos, J., O'Reilly, M. F., Lancioni, G. E., & Sutherland, D. (2014). Augmentative and alternative communication for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability. Current Developmental Disorders Reports, 1(2), 51-57. Paper (UWNetID required)
    • Tincani, M. (2004). Comparing the picture exchange communication system and sign language training for children with autism. Focus on autism and other developmental disabilities, 19(3), 152-163. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • January 24, 2017 - Dawn Sakaguchi-Tang
    • Shaun K. Kane, Barbara Linam-Church, Kyle Althoff, and Denise McCall. 2012. What we talk about: designing a context-aware communication tool for people with aphasia. In Proceedings of the 14th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (ASSETS '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 49-56. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • January 31, 2017 - Cindy Bennett
    • Goodwin, C. (2004). A competent speaker who can't speak: The social life of aphasia. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 14(2), 151-170. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • February 7, 2017 - Arpita Bhattacharya
    • Melissa Dawe. 2006. Desperately seeking simplicity: how young adults with cognitive disabilities and their families adopt assistive technologies. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '06), Rebecca Grinter, Thomas Rodden, Paul Aoki, Ed Cutrell, Robin Jeffries, and Gary Olson (Eds.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1143-1152. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • February 14, 2017 - Erin Peach
    • Light, J., Page, R., Curran, J., & Pitkin, L. (2007). Children's ideas for the design of AAC assistive technologies for young children with complex communication needs. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 23(4), 274-287. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • February 21, 2017 - Catie Baker
    • Susumu Harada, Jacob O. Wobbrock, and James A. Landay. 2007. Voicedraw: a hands-free voice-driven drawing application for people with motor impairments. In Proceedings of the 9th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (Assets '07). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 27-34. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • February 28, 2017 - Lauren Milne
    • Kristin Williams, Karyn Moffatt, Denise McCall, and Leah Findlater. 2015. Designing Conversation Cues on a Head-Worn Display to Support Persons with Aphasia. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 231-240. Paper (UWNetID required)
  • March 7, 2017 - No seminar