CSE590W: Accessibility Research Seminar

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Time and Place

  • Fall 2018
  • Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30
  • Voyager Room - 503



This reading group will focus on understanding research at the intersection of ubiquitous computing and accessibility for people with disabilities. What accessibility issues arise with ubiquitous computing? How can “smart” devices and other ubiquitous computing technologies such as physical computing, mobile computing, machine learning, and fabrication improve everyday experiences for people with a range of cognitive, sensory, and motor abilities?

To gain an overview of this research area, we will meet weekly to discuss one or more readings and to reflect on directions for future work. To provide interdisciplinary exposure to ideas and discussions, the group will meet in conjunction with a directed research group from Human Centered Design and Engineering

Expectations. The weekly meetings will be at 2:30pm on Wednesdays. This seminar is for 1 credit hour. Students are expected to attend the weekly meetings and to spend 1-2 hours outside of class each week reading and responding to the readings to prepare for the group meeting.

Who can attend? Students at any level who are excited about reading peer-reviewed research papers and participating in academic research-oriented discussions. Graduate students should directly register for this course, undergraduates are welcome to apply to Prof. Findlater or reach out directly to Prof. Findlater or Prof. Mankoff for guidance.

All students should make sure the try to run discussion in as accessible a fashion as possible. This Paper and Video are good guides for that.