Research Projects

  
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Accessible Visualization for Blind Users
Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Lazar
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Accessibility and Inclusive Design
This project aims to enhance accessibility to large-scale data analysis for blind and low-vision individuals, bridging the gap in current tools and technologies. It focuses on creating cost-effective, user-friendly data representations based on sound, touch, and physical computing. The research involves understanding user needs and designing practical accessible data applications in collaboration with the blind community.
Achieving Optimal Motor Function in Stroke Survivors via a Human-Centered Approach to Design an mHealth Platform
Principal Investigator(s): Eun Kyoung Choe
Funder: National Institutes of Health Other Non-Federal
Research Areas: Accessibility and Inclusive Design > Health Informatics > Human-Computer Interaction
Stroke rehabilitation, mHealth, Human-Computer Interaction
Partners: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Formsense
CHS: Medium: Collaborative Research: Teachable Activity Trackers for Older Adults
Principal Investigator(s): Eun Kyoung Choe
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Accessibility and Inclusive Design > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Health Informatics > Human-Computer Interaction
Pushing the boundaries of how personal tracking devices, such as smart watches, can better support older adults---by identifying what health/activities data would be most useful for older adults if tracked, how to collect/track this data, and utilizing this information to develop a new personalized, multimodal activity tracker.
Crowdsourced Data: Accuracy, Accessibility, Authority (CDAAA)
Principal Investigator(s): Victoria Van Hyning
Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Research Areas: Accessibility and Inclusive Design > Digital Humanities > Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics > Library and Information Science > Social Networks, Online Communities, and Social Media
CDAAA explores the sociotechnical barriers libraries, archives, and museums face in integrating crowdsourced transcriptions to discovery systems. Using data from surveys, semi-structured interviews, data integration demonstrations, and user testing with people who use screen readers, we will produce individualized LAM Partner Reports, a summative white paper, and open-access journal articles.
Future of Interface and Accessibility Workshop
Principal Investigator(s): Gregg Vanderheiden
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Accessibility and Inclusive Design
This project is focused on looking at the past and future of interface and accessibility including the development of a 20 year R&D agenda
Inclusive ICT Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (TRACE RERC)
Principal Investigator(s): J. Bern Jordan Amanda Lazar Hernisa Kacorri
Funder: National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Other Federal
Research Areas: Accessibility and Inclusive Design > Human-Computer Interaction

Inverting Colonial Archival Structures: Increasing Discovery and Access for Indigenous Communities through SNAC
Principal Investigator(s): Diana E. Marsh
Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Research Areas: Accessibility and Inclusive Design > Archival Science > Digital Humanities > Library and Information Science > Social Networks, Online Communities, and Social Media
Inverting Colonial Archival Structures: Increasing Discovery and Access for Indigenous Communities through SNAC (Indigenize SNAC) aims to test discovery and access of archival records for indigenous communities through the web platform Social Networks for Archival Contexts (SNAC). The project is funded by the IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program.
RERC on Universal Access to ICT
Principal Investigator(s): J. Bern Jordan Hernisa Kacorri Amanda Lazar
Funder: HHS / ACL / National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Other Non-Federal
Research Areas: Accessibility and Inclusive Design > Data Privacy and Sociotechnical Cybersecurity > Human-Computer Interaction
Exploring and developing strategies to individualize generative artificial intelligence (AI) systems to make them provide better results tailored to each individual with a disability (starting with AI systems for visual question answering for blind people); identifying and more deeply understanding the failures in technology use by people who are older and developing design strategies to allow more seniors to understand products out of the box -- especially those technologies that are critical to independent living and engagement.

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