What Are We Working On?
Care and labor platforms
This project investigates the ethical frameworks involved with using technologies to coordinate paid care work for older adults and experiences of technology designers, caregivers, and family members.
Scaffolding care conversations
We are using voice assistants to design ways for older adults and their caregivers to engage in difficult care conversations.
Obfuscation and visual assistance
Visual assistance technologies have access benefits, but often require compromising privacy and security concerns. We are researching ways to design accessible and explainable obfuscation technologies to safeguard the privacy of Blind people.
Memory and aging artifacts
We are investigating memory through personal belongings, heirloom objects, and other memory artifacts. In doing so, we hope to benefit and sustain individual, family, and community histories.
DIY assistive technologies
We are understanding how and why blind and visually impaired people customize and hack assistive technologies, and design systems to support DIY assistive technologies to suit their unique needs.
Immersive media accessibility
We are developing systems to make immersive media accessible to people with disabilities, e.g., 360° Videos, AR/VR.
Physical interfaces accessibility
We are developing and deploying systems to make real-world physical interfaces accessible to people with visual and motor impairments.
We conducted workshops with educators to design audio-tactile graphics and evaluated how teachers use them to support students in classrooms
Accessible software updates
The project uses a socio-technical lens to understand how people with visual impairments in India experience and recover from disruptive software updates.