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Accessibility at CMU

We design, make and study technology to make the world accessible.

People

We are researchers, teachers, and people with disabilities at CMU making the world more accessible.

Alumni

Sponsors

Our work is made possible by our sponsors:
National Science Foundation National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research

Sponsors help to set our research directions, and also receive exclusive access to team members and early results. If you are interested in sponsoring accessibility work at CMU, please contact one of the faculty members or project leads listed above. If you're unsure who would be most appropriate, send email to jbigham@cs.cmu.edu who will help to direct your mail to a the right place.

Accessibility Lunch

Every Thursday at noon, we meet to talk about each other's work, listen to local accessibility advocates, or hear from guest speakers. To get announcments of upcoming lunches, please subscribe to the mailing list.

Fall 2019

Date Location Speaker Topic
August 8, 2019 Newell-Simon 1109 N/A Casual lunch! Join us for introductions and conversation about accesibility.
August 15, 2019 Newell-Simon 1109 N/A Casual lunch! Join us for introductions and conversation about accesibility.
August 22, 2019 Newell-Simon 1109 N/A Casual lunch! Join us for introductions and conversation about accesibility.
August 29, 2019 Newell-Simon 1109 Patrick Carrington SpokeSense: Developing a Real-time Sensing Platform for Wheelchair Sports
September 5, 2019 Newell-Simon 1109 Aaron Steinfeld Meta talk: Getting resources for an accessibility research agenda
September 12, 2019 Newell-Simon 1109 Brandon Taylor Tactile Maps and ASL Recognition
September 19, 2019 Newell-Simon 1109 TBD Email cgleason@cs.cmu.edu if you would like to speak!
September 26, 2019 Newell-Simon 1109 Zakia Hammal Behavioral AI: Multimodal Human Behavior Analysis and Recognition for Research and Clinical Use
October 3, 2019 Newell-Simon 1109 Lowell Reade Product approaches to accessibility - stories from Chase, Facebook, and Duolingo
October 10, 2019 Newell-Simon 1109 Cole Gleason ASSETS Practice Talk: Making Memes Accessible
October 17, 2019 Newell-Simon 1109 Sujeath Parredy ASSETS Practice Talk: X-Ray: Screenshot Accessibility via Embedded Metadata
October 24, 2019 N/A N/A CANCELLED: HCII 25th Anniversary Celebration
October 31, 2019 Newell-Simon 1109 Abdullah Ali Distributed Interaction Design
November 7, 2019 Newell-Simon 1109 Sooyeon Lee Effective and Pleasant Interactive Dialog System for People with Visual Impairments
November 14, 2019 Newell-Simon 1109 Hernisa Kaccori Teachable Machines in Accessibility
November 21, 2019 Newell-Simon 1109 Fanglin Chen, Michael Xieyang Liu Conversational Search for Previously-Seen Web Content
December 5, 2019 Newell-Simon 1109 Greg Weinstein Can Inclusive Design and Research Happen in a Corporation?
December 12, 2019 Newell-Simon 1109 N/A Casual lunch! Join us for introductions and conversation about accesibility.

Summer 2019

Date Location Speaker Topic
June 17, 2019 Smith Hall 200 Cole Gleason Project Preview: Crowdsourced Generation of Maps
June 24, 2019 Smith Hall 200 Rie Kamikubo How to Match the Sighted with the Visually Impaired in Remote Mobility Assistance
July 1, 2019 Smith Hall 200 N/A Field Trip: Access+Ability at Carnegie Museum of Art
July 8, 2019 Smith Hall 200 Stephanie Valencia Valencia Discussion of "Design Meets Disability"
July 15, 2019 Smith Hall 200 Jason Wu Discussion of "Enabling People with Visual Impairments to Navigate Virtual Reality with a Haptic and Auditory Cane Simulation"
July 22, 2019 Smith Hall 200 N/A CANCELLED: Please attend HCII Special Seminar (Speaker: James Landay) instead!
July 29, 2019 Smith Hall 200 Sujeath Parredy Making Screenshots and Applications Accessible

Join Us!

If you are part of the CMU or the local community who would like to become part of Accessibility@CMU please send email to jbigham@cs.cmu.edu. If you would like to be listed on this page, simply send me a 200x200 photo, a short bio (like above), and a link to your web site. Accessibility@CMU does not have its own faculty or degree programs. If you are interested in joining CMU as a student, faculty, or staff, please apply to one of the many relevant degree programs on campus. Many of us are part of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and Robotics Institute in the School of Computer Science.