The Disability Community is the world’s largest marginalized group, representing 1.3 billion (with a B!) people globally. Despite legislative and social efforts to increase accessibility, for people with disabilities, too many daily activities still require more effort than they should. Assistive Technologies offer a promising digital-age avenue to support people with disabilities, and reduce the invisible labor involved in their everyday lives. Recent research in Assistive Technologies has made valuable contributions toward creating accessible workspaces and public places — but accessibility should extend beyond the daily commute.
My research explores opportunities for Assistive Technologies to make personal, social, and playful experiences accessible, too.
I use qualitative methods and design to develop Assistive Technologies for the homes, families, and private lives of people with disabilities, starting from a holistic and co-developed understanding of their diverse experiences, perspectives, and needs.
You can find more about my projects and publications here.