Accessibility and Inclusive Design

Future of Work

Pioneering information technologies and solutions that are accessible and usable for people of all abilities.

Research Projects

Improving Data Discovery at the National Anthropological Archives: Pilot Study and National Survey

Principal Investigator(s): Diana E. Marsh
Investigator(s): Joshua A. Bell (National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution)
Based on a three-year fellowship supported by the National Science Foundation, this research seeks to improve the discovery of anthropological archives for users. Current work includes exploring data reuse based on a national survey undertaken in 2018-2019 with the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums and the American Anthropological Association.

CHS: Medium: Collaborative Research: Teachable Activity Trackers for Older Adults

Principal Investigator(s): Eun Kyoung Choe
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.

The AGEP Alliance State System Model to Transform the Hiring Practices and Career Success of Tenure Track Historically Underrepresented Minority Faculty in Biomedical Sciences

Investigator(s): Mary Ann Rankin
This collaborative research brings together five public universities with the goal of developing, implementing, studying, evaluating and disseminating a state level AGEP Alliance model to increase the number of historically underrepresented minority (URM) tenure-track faculty in the biomedical sciences.

Accessibility and Inclusive Design News

Where in the World (Wide Web) is the Trace Center?

  • Hayleigh Moore

    The UMD iSchool celebrates the Trace Center’s 50th Anniversary highlighting some of its most influential technologies and industry standards developed to create a more accessible world for all.

Celebrating the UMD iSchool and Trace Center’s Commitment to Advancing Innovations for Older Populations

  • Hayleigh Moore

    Developing innovative technologies, co-designing with seniors, and advocating for accessibility rights.
     

A Robot Rolls Into a Math Class…

  • Peter F. Moon, UMD Doctoral Student & HCIL Member

    Understanding how a spherical robot can help more students gain access to early computing education while enhancing their learning in math.