Accessibility and Inclusive Design

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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

STEM Education Struggle in the U.S.: The Key Piece We’ve Been Missing

  • UMD iSchool Staff

    In The Promise of Access, Dr. Daniel Greene shares a radical perspective on why tech solutions aren’t solving complex social problems such as STEM education and the digital divide. Join the conversation 4/30 or request a talk. 

Jesse Anderson, InfoSci '22, to Compete as Finalist in the UMD Do Good Challenge!

  • UMD iSchool Staff

    Anderson and partner Veeraj Shah's startup nonprofit organization, Chat Health, will be showcased as the competition continues through April 2021.

New Partnership Aims to Help UMD Further Diversify D.C. Region’s Tech Ecosystem

  • Press Release

    To increase female-identifying and non-binary students graduating with a tech degree at UMD by 12.5% in the next 5 years.