This year I was a faculty panelist at the ACM ASSETS DC. I must say that the quality of these submissions have been going up and up in comparison to the main conference. Indeed, in some case the work and it’s vision seems better than some of the main programme. Of course these are often not fully mature or fully developed, and there is always the temptation to start to work towards publications every year such that the work becomes, in some way, less than he whole.
But this said, very impressed by both the students and the work, and of course kudos to their supervisors.
Thanks also must go to Heidi and Claude who arranged such a great panel.
Here’s the work… but get over to the ACM site to read the full papers
Blind Drawing: Investigation into screen location tracking for computer aided interactive drawing
Draw and Drag: Accessible touchscreen geometry for students who are blind
mHealth technologies for the self-management of Diabetes in the older population
Web searching by individuals with cognitive disabilities
Using social microvolunteering to answer visual questions from blind users
Developing a chairable computing platform to support power wheelchair users
Scalable methods to collect and visualize sidewalk accessibility data for people with mobility impairments
Touch-based interaction for older adults
Afroza Sultana, Karyn Moffatt
The use of concurrent speech to enhance blind people’s scanning for relevant information