Accessibility Research Centers: What they are and how to become involved
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Event Type
Academic
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Professional Development
TimeFriday, September 1712:30pm - 1:15pm CDT
Location
DescriptionAccessibility research is a broad field that addresses the needs of people with disabilities to engage more fully in society. Accessibility researchers design, build, and study technologies that benefit people with disabilities. They also investigate the intersection of technology and disability from a policy perspective. There are three notable centers of excellence in accessible computing research, namely, the Trace Research & Development Center at the University of Maryland at College Park, the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences (CREATE) at the University of Washington in Seattle. Each center is a collaboration of researchers and practitioners from multiple degree granting departments and schools within their universities. Leaders from these centers comprise the panel. They will describe the goals and activities of their centers and how students can get involved. Generally, students working in these centers are from various departments and schools within the particular university. This means to work in one of these centers as a graduate student you need to apply to the graduate program in at least one of the affiliated departments and schools.