Thanks to generous sponsorship from Toyota, in collaboration with UMBC, over the next two years INsite Lab will be developing mobility technologies for people with a range of disabilities. More details here.
I am thrilled to share that I will be joining the faculty at UC Irvine’s Department of Informatics this fall as an Assistant Professor. Dreams do come true:)
I am thrilled to share a new collaboration with local company TRX Systems, Inc. and American Printing House for the Blind. Together we will study appropriate developer support for creating universally usable indoor routing aids. For more details, please see the current feature article on UMBC’s College of Engineering and IT front page.
Our forthcoming CHI 2018 paper, in 30 seconds:
Thanks, again, to the wonderful folks at the University of Washington’s DUB for hosting me and video recording my talk, “From Independence to Interdependence: A Social Narrative of Assistive Technology.” I had a terrifically fun time sharing my work and engaging in discussions with faculty and students throughout my visit.
I’m thrilled that a full paper of research I’ve been conducting with my MS thesis student, Morgan Scheuerman, and collaborator Foad Hamidi has been (conditionally) accepted to CHI 2018! Stay tuned for a link to “Gender Recognition or Gender Reductionism? The Social Implications of Automatic Gender Recognition Systems.”
I had a wonderful time reflecting on the research I’ve been conducting with collaborators over the last two years last Wednesday. Nothing compares to the energy and insights brought by the bright minds at UW DUB. Slides and video to come soon.
Very excited to help organize a workshop on Inclusive Educational Technologies for People with Visual Impairments with these fine people: Oussama Metatla, Christophe Jouffrais, Jeff Bigham, Stacy Branham, Marcos Serrano, Anja Thieme, Shaun Kane, and Émeline Brulé. Our CfP is coming soon!
Branham, S.M., Abdolrahmani, A., Easley, W., Scheuerman, M., Ronquillo, E., Hurst, A. “‘Is Someone There? Do They Have a Gun?’: How Visual Information About Others Can Improve Personal Safety Management for Blind Individuals.” In Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers & Accessibility (ASSETS ’17), Baltimore, MD, October 30 – November 1, 2017. 10 pages. (acceptance rate: 26%)
Enjoyed sharing my research on assistive technology design with faculty and students at my alma mater on Nov. 17. Go Hokies!