Digital technologies have been invaluable for increasing the accessibility of workplaces and public spaces for people with disabilities. But, accessibility should extend beyond the hours of 9 and 5. My research explores opportunities for digital technologies to make personal, social, and playful experiences accessible, too.
I use qualitative methods and design to understand how interactive technologies can create more enjoyable experiences for people with visual impairments at home, with their families, and in their free time, starting from a holistic and co-developed understanding of their diverse experiences, perspectives, and needs.
Currently, I am studying intergenerational, mixed-visual-ability, collaborative semiotics, which is a fancy term that I’m testing out to scientize my investigations of the co-reading practices of parents with visual impairments and their sighted children.
You can find more about my projects and publications here.