Leah Findlater

Autumn 2018

Research advances in ubiquitous computing and accessibility

This directed research 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. Students will be expected to submit reading reflections and/or to help lead the weekly discussions. To provide interdisciplinary exposure to ideas and discussions, the group will meet in conjunction with a group of students and faculty from Computer Science and Engineering.

Expectations. The weekly meetings will be at 2:30pm on Wednesdays. This DRG 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 apply? Students at any level who are excited about reading peer-reviewed research papers and participating in academic research-oriented discussions are welcome to apply.

How to apply? Space in this DRG is limited. Please submit a short statement of interest by September 16, 2018 using the following form:


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