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.

Infrastructure (or the lack thereof) for collective design: The case of community access to high-speed Internet in the city of Baltimore

Principal Investigator(s): Joel Chan
Foundational research by Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Gerrit Knaap has revealed that in Baltimore, many residents live in neighborhoods that lack “Last Mile” connections to the Internet cable infrastructure, and consequently lack reliable access to high-speed Internet.