I research and design technologies that promote safety and wellbeing––for all of us.
I am an Assistant Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. I direct the INclusive Studio for Innovative Technology and Education and am a founding member of the Accessibility Research Collective.
My research sits at the intersection of Human-Centered Computing and Accessible Computing, exploring how technologies mediate colocated interpersonal relationships, specifically how they affect the physical safety and social wellbeing of marginalized people. My recent and ongoing studies reveal technological threats to safety and wellbeing as people with vision impairments navigate public spaces, people with disabilities encounter law enforcement, blind parents care for their children, and transgender people react to gender recognition algorithms intended to help the blind. Themes I investigate include interdependence, empowerment, disability, gender, algorithmic bias, and ethics in design research.
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