CSE590W: Accessibility Research Seminar
Welcome. Web content is forthcoming for Fall, 2018. Please visit here for basic course information and links to the webs for earlier quarters.
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.
- Sep 26, 2018 Readings: In the shadow of misperception: accessible technology use and social interactions and Chapter 1 of Design Meets Disability by Graham Pullin (sample material including Chapter 1 available on Amazon
- Oct 3, 2018 Xiaoyi & Augustina -- VizLens: A robust and interactive screen reader for interfaces in the real world (Slides)
- Oct 10, 2018 Dhruv Jain & Saurya -- Towards More Robust Speech Interactions for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users. Raymond Fok. Harmanpreet Kaur. Skanda Palani. University of Michigan. (Slides)
- Oct 17, 2018 Venkatesh & Lucy -- NavCog3: An Evaluation of a Smartphone-Based Blind Indoor Navigation Assistant with Semantic Features in a Large-Scale Environment (Slides)
- Oct 24, 2018 Xin & Ethan -- FingerReader2.0: Designing and Evaluating a Wearable Finger-Worn Camera to Assist People with Visual Impairments while Shopping (Slides)
- Oct 31, 2018 [Halloween] Lena & Roshani -- "Siri Talks at You": An Empirical Investigation of Voice-Activated Personal Assistant (VAPA) Usage by Individuals Who Are Blind (Slides)
- Nov 7, 2018 [Jen at CSCW] Megan -- Tickers and Talker: An Accessible Labeling Toolkit for 3D Printed Models (Slides)
- Nov 14, 2018 Jingyao & Sofia ProCom: Designing and Evaluating a Mobile and Wearable System to Support Proximity Awareness for People with Autism (Slides)
- Nov 21, 2018 [Day before Thanksgiving] Cancelled
- Nov 28, 2018 Manaswi & Sofia: IncluCity: Using Contextual Cues to Raise Awareness on Environmental Accessibility (Slides)
- Dec 5, 2018 Slides summarizing discussions at seminar