Accessibility@CMU Workshop

  • Gates&Hillman Centers
  • ASA Conference Room 6115

Capacity Building for Accessibility

Please join us for a new workshop on accessibility at CMU sponsored by AccessComputing) with keynote speaker Registration Requested.


8:00-9:00 am
Registration, participant surveys and breakfast

9:00-10:00 am
Keynote Speaker
Richard Ladner, Professor Computer Science & Engineering; Founder, Access Computing, University of Washington

10:00-11:00 am
Digital Accessibility and Disability Resources at CMU: Overview from the Digital Accessibility Committee

11:00-11:15 am - Break

11:15-12:15 pm
Panel Persepectives from the Ground:

  • Jen Mankoff, Moderator
  • AdrianTrejo Nunez, CS Alum, Ph.D. Student , University of Austin, Texas
  • Gloriana St. Clair, Dean Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon Librairies
  • Scott Weingart, Digital Humanities Specialist, Dietrich College, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jennifer A. Rode, Senior Lecturer, UCL Knowledge Laboratory, University College London

12:15-1:00 pm - Lunch
Guest Speaker
Amy Hurst, Associate Professor of Himan-Center Computing, UMBC, CMU-HCII Alum

1:00-2:30 pm
Introduction: Aaron Steinfeld

Accessibility Research at CMU

  • Aaron Steinfeld
    — Robotics and Mobile Apps for Accessible Navigation
  • Henny Admoni
    — Assistive Wheelchair-Mounted Robot Arms
  • Dragan Ahmetovic
    — Navcog: Cognitive Navigation Assistant for People with Visual Impairments or Blindness
  • Jenn Mankoff
    — Making Accessibility
  • Jeff Bigham
    — Better Accessibility via Crowds and Machine Learning

2:30-3:30 pm
Geoff Kaufman
—Exploring Individual and Community-Level Appraoches for Mitigating Unconscious Bias

3:30-3:45 pm - Tea Break
Group Discussions around specific questions

3:45-5:00 pm
Panel for Follow-on Questions

  • Momin Malik, Moderator

5:00-6:00 pm - Wrap-up, Surveys, and Lab Tours/Demos

  • Demo of NavCog: Cognitive Navigation Assistant for People with Visual Impairments or Blindness
  • Personal Robotics Lab: demonstrating ADA and HERB
  • Meet BAXTER and our Mobile Guide Robot
  • DevLab Tour
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