ASSETS ’17- Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

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SESSION: Keynote Talk

Disability Access and the Federal Communications Commission

  • Karen Peltz Strauss

SESSION: Interaction Techniques and Frameworks

  • Shaun Kane

Epidemiology as a Framework for Large-Scale Mobile Application Accessibility Assessment

  • Anne Spencer Ross
  • Xiaoyi Zhang
  • James Fogarty
  • Jacob O. Wobbrock

BrailleSketch: A Gesture-based Text Input Method for People with Visual Impairments

  • Mingzhe Li
  • Mingming Fan
  • Khai N. Truong

Investigating Microinteractions for People with Visual Impairments and the Potential Role of On-Body Interaction

  • Uran Oh
  • Lee Stearns
  • Alisha Pradhan
  • Jon E. Froehlich
  • Leah Findlater

In-context Q&A to Support Blind People Using Smartphones

  • André Rodrigues
  • Kyle Montague
  • Hugo Nicolau
  • João Guerreiro
  • Tiago Guerreiro

Improving Smartphone Accessibility with Personalizable Static Overlays

  • André Rodrigues
  • André Santos
  • Kyle Montague
  • Tiago Guerreiro

SESSION: Technology for Neurodiverse Users

  • Patrick Carrington

Introducing People with ASD to Crowd Work

  • Kotaro Hara
  • Jeffrey P. Bigham

Digital Strategies for Supporting Strengths- and Interests-based Learning with Children with Autism

  • Cara Wilson
  • Margot Brereton
  • Bernd Ploderer
  • Laurianne Sitbon
  • Beth Saggers

CymaSense: A Novel Audio-Visual Therapeutic Tool for People on the Autism Spectrum

  • John McGowan
  • Grégory Leplâtre
  • Iain McGregor

Good Background Colors for Readers: A Study of People with and without Dyslexia

  • Luz Rello
  • Jeffrey P. Bigham

SESSION: The Future of Work and the Web for People with VI

  • Shiri Azenkot

Imagining Artificial Intelligence Applications with People with Visual Disabilities using Tactile Ideation

  • Cecily Morrison
  • Edward Cutrell
  • Anupama Dhareshwar
  • Kevin Doherty
  • Anja Thieme
  • Alex Taylor

Interviews and Observation of Blind Software Developers at Work to Understand Code Navigation Challenges

  • Khaled Albusays
  • Stephanie Ludi
  • Matt Huenerfauth

The Effects of “Not Knowing What You Don’t Know” on Web Accessibility for Blind Web Users

  • Jeffrey P. Bigham
  • Irene Lin
  • Saiph Savage

Speed-Dial: A Surrogate Mouse for Non-Visual Web Browsing

  • Syed Masum Billah
  • Vikas Ashok
  • Donald E. Porter
  • IV Ramakrishnan

SESSION: Memory Impairments & Motor Impairments

  • Jacob O. Wobbrock

“But, I Don’t Want/Need a Power Wheelchair”: Toward Accessible Power Assistance for Manual Wheelchairs

  • Dafne Zuleima Morgado Ramirez
  • Catherine Holloway

Understanding Fatigue and Stamina Management Opportunities and Challenges in Wheelchair Basketball

  • Patrick Carrington
  • Denzel Ketter
  • Amy Hurst

Narratives of Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Their Caregivers

  • Galina Madjaroff
  • Helena Mentis

AMI: An Adaptable Music Interface to Support the Varying Needs of People with Dementia

  • P. Frazer Seymour
  • Justin Matejka
  • Geoff Foulds
  • Ihor Petelycky
  • Fraser Anderson

SESSION: Sign Language & Captioning

  • Raja Kushalnagar

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Perspectives on Imperfect Automatic Speech Recognition for Captioning One-on-One Meetings

  • Larwan Berke
  • Christopher Caulfield
  • Matt Huenerfauth

Evaluating the Usability of Automatically Generated Captions for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • Sushant Kafle
  • Matt Huenerfauth

Design and Psychometric Evaluation of an American Sign Language Translation of the System Usability Scale

  • Matt Huenerfauth
  • Kasmira Patel
  • Larwan Berke

Speed-Accuracy Tradeoffs for Detecting Sign Language Content in Video Sharing Sites

  • Frank M. Shipman
  • Satyakiran Duggina
  • Caio D.D. Monteiro
  • Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna

SESSION: Tactile, Haptic, and Augmented Reality Interfaces for Vision Loss

  • Tiago Guerreiro

FluxMarker: Enhancing Tactile Graphics with Dynamic Tactile Markers

  • Ryo Suzuki
  • Abigale Stangl
  • Mark D. Gross
  • Tom Yeh

Designing Interactions for 3D Printed Models with Blind People

  • Lei Shi
  • Yuhang Zhao
  • Shiri Azenkot

Evaluating Wrist-Based Haptic Feedback for Non-Visual Target Finding and Path Tracing on a 2D Surface

  • Jonggi Hong
  • Alisha Pradhan
  • Jon E. Froehlich
  • Leah Findlater

Technology-Mediated Sight: A Case Study of Early Adopters of a Low Vision Assistive Technology

  • Annuska Zolyomi
  • Anushree Shukla
  • Jaime Snyder

SESSION: Supporting Communication

  • Robin Brewer

Development and Theoretical Evaluation of Optimized Phonemic Interfaces

  • Gabriel J. Cler
  • Cara E. Stepp

Evaluating an iPad Game to Address Overselectivity in Preliterate AAC Users with Minimal Verbal Behavior

  • LouAnne E. Boyd
  • Kathryn E. Ringland
  • Heather Faucett
  • Alexis Hiniker
  • Kimberley Klein
  • Kanika Patel
  • Gillian R. Hayes

Using Participatory Design with Proxies with Children with Limited Communication

  • Foad Hamidi
  • Melanie Baljko
  • Isabel Gómez

SESSION: Navigation & Safety

  • David Flatla

“Is Someone There? Do They Have a Gun”: How Visual Information about Others Can Improve Personal Safety Management for Blind Individuals

  • Stacy M. Branham
  • Ali Abdolrahmani
  • William Easley
  • Morgan Scheuerman
  • Erick Ronquillo
  • Amy Hurst

NavCog3: An Evaluation of a Smartphone-Based Blind Indoor Navigation Assistant with Semantic Features in a Large-Scale Environment

  • Daisuke Sato
  • Uran Oh
  • Kakuya Naito
  • Hironobu Takagi
  • Kris Kitani
  • Chieko Asakawa

Virtual Navigation for Blind People: Building Sequential Representations of the Real-World

  • João Guerreiro
  • Dragan Ahmetovic
  • Kris M. Kitani
  • Chieko Asakawa

Opinions and Preferences of Blind and Low Vision Consumers Regarding Self-Driving Vehicles: Results of Focus Group Discussions

  • Julian Brinkley
  • Brianna Posadas
  • Julia Woodward
  • Juan E. Gilbert

DroneNavigator: Using Leashed and Free-Floating Quadcopters to Navigate Visually Impaired Travelers

  • Mauro Avila Soto
  • Markus Funk
  • Matthias Hoppe
  • Robin Boldt
  • Katrin Wolf
  • Niels Henze

POSTER SESSION: Poster Session I

A Pilot Deployment of an Online Tool for Large-Scale Virtual Auditing of Urban Accessibility

  • Manaswi Saha
  • Kotaro Hara
  • Soheil Behnezhad
  • Anthony Li
  • Michael Saugstad
  • Hanuma Maddali
  • Sage Chen
  • Jon E. Froehlich

ActVirtual: Making Public Activism Accessible

  • Disha Bora
  • Hanlin Li
  • Sagar Salvi
  • Erin Brady

An Exploratory Case Study to Support Young Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

  • Sheng Miao
  • Ziying Tang
  • Jinjuan Heidi Feng
  • Amanda Jozkowski
  • Molly Lichtenwalner

Assessing Collaboration between Autistic Players: An Engagement Metric

  • Deborah Sturm
  • Kristen Gillespie-Lynch
  • Michael Kholodovsky

Blocks4All Demonstration: a Blocks-Based Programming Environment for Blind Children

  • Lauren R. Milne
  • Catherine M. Baker
  • Richard E. Ladner

CollabAll: Inclusive Discussion Support System For Deaf and Hearing Students

  • Anthony Peruma
  • Yasmine N. El-Glaly

Developing Interfaces for Rehabilitation: A Graduate Level Course for Students from Multiple Disciplines

  • Ravi Kuber

DytectiveU: A Game to Train the Difficulties and the Strengths of Children with Dyslexia

  • Luz Rello
  • Arturo Macias
  • Mariía Herrera
  • Camila de Ros
  • Enrique Romero
  • Jeffrey P. Bigham

ICT to Aid Dental Care of Children with Autism

  • Mariasole Bondioli
  • Susanna Pelagatti
  • Maria Claudia Buzzi
  • Marina Buzzi
  • Caterina Senette

Identifying and Mitigating Technology-Related Anxiety

  • Kelly Steelman
  • Charles Wallace

Independent Word Discovery for People with Aphasia

  • Mmachi G. Obiorah
  • Anne Marie Piper
  • Michael Horn

Interactive Urdu Braille Learning System for Parents of Visually Impaired Students

  • Muhammad Zahid Iqbal
  • Suleman Shahid
  • Mustafa Naseem

JustPoint: Identifying Colors with a Natural User Interface

  • Sergio Mascetti
  • Andrea Gerino
  • Cristian Bernareggi
  • Silvia D’Acquisto
  • Mattia Ducci
  • James M. Coughlan

Making Facial Expressions of Emotions Accessible for Visually Impaired Persons

  • Hendrik Buimer
  • Thea Van der Geest
  • Abdellatif Nemri
  • Renske Schellens
  • Richard Van Wezel
  • Yan Zhao

Predictive Link Following Plug-In For Web Browsers

  • Lyle Pierson Stachecki
  • John Magee

Prime III: Voting for a More Accessible Future

  • Simone A. Smarr
  • Imani N. Sherman
  • Brianna Posadas
  • Juan E. Gilbert

Real-Time Depth-Camera Based Hand Tracking for ASL Recognition

  • Brandon Taylor
  • Anind Dey
  • Daniel Siewiorek
  • Asim Smailagic

Sign Language Support System for Viewing Sports Programs

  • Tsubasa Uchida
  • Taro Miyazaki
  • Makiko Azuma
  • Shuichi Umeda
  • Naoto Kato
  • Hideki Sumiyoshi
  • Yuko Yamanouchi
  • Nobuyuki Hiruma

Tangibles + Programming + Audio Stories = Fun

  • Varsha Koushik
  • Shaun K. Kane

The Participatory Design of an Adaptive Interface to Support Users with Changing Pointing Ability

  • Aqueasha Martin-Hammond
  • Foad Hamidi
  • Tejas Bhalerao
  • Abdullah Ali
  • Catherine Hornback
  • Casey Means
  • Amy Hurst

Towards a Sensor-based System for Assessing and Monitoring Powered Mobility Skills in Children

  • Roxana Ramirez Herrera
  • Catherine Holloway
  • Behzad Momahed Heravi
  • Tom Carlson

Towards Improving Predictive AAC using Crowdsourced Dialogues and Partner Context

  • Keith Vertanen

Towards Supporting Individuals with Situational Impairments in Inhospitable Environments

  • Flynn Wolf
  • Ravi Kuber
  • Dianne Pawluk
  • Brian Turnage

Unobtrusive Monitoring of Parkinson’s Disease Based on Digital Biomarkers of Human Behaviour

  • Julio Vega
  • Caroline Jay
  • Markel Vigo
  • Simon Harper

Value Sensitive Design for Neurodiverse Teams in Higher Education

  • Annuska Zolyomi
  • Anne Spencer Ross
  • Arpita Bhattacharya
  • Lauren Milne
  • Sean Munson

WeLi: A Smartwatch Application to Assist Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • Hui Zheng
  • Vivian Genaro Motti


“I Always Have to Think About It First”: Authentication Experiences of People with Cognitive Impairments

  • Jordan Hayes
  • Xiao Li
  • Yang Wang

Augmented Reality for the Literacy Development of Deaf Children: A Preliminary Investigation

  • Aziza Almutairi
  • Shiroq Al-Megren

Augmented Reality Magnification for Low Vision Users with the Microsoft Hololens and a Finger-Worn Camera

  • Lee Stearns
  • Victor DeSouza
  • Jessica Yin
  • Leah Findlater
  • Jon E. Froehlich

Automatic Environment Adjustment for Emotional Disabilities

  • Shannon Duvall
  • Scott Spurlock
  • Robert Duvall

Caption Placement on an Augmented Reality Head Worn Device

  • Chris Schipper
  • Bo Brinkman

Checklist for Accessible Media Player Evaluation

  • Lourdes Moreno
  • María González-García
  • Paloma Martínez
  • Yolanda González

Evaluating Author and User Experience for an Audio-Haptic System for Annotation of Physical Models

  • James M. Coughlan
  • Joshua Miele

Exploring the Community of Blind or Visually Impaired People on YouTube

  • Woosuk Seo
  • Hyunggu Jung

Feasibility of Using Automatic Speech Recognition with Voices of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals

  • Abraham T. Glasser
  • Kesavan R. Kushalnagar
  • Raja S. Kushalnagar

FingerVoice: A Syllable Based Input System Via Fingers Touching

  • Wenjie Chen
  • Yangyang Ma
  • Zhilei Chai
  • Mingsong Chen

Goby: A Wearable Swimming Aid for Blind Athletes

  • Annika Muehlbradt
  • Varsha Koushik
  • Shaun K. Kane

HOMER: An Interactive System for Home Based Stroke Rehabilitation

  • Aisling Kelliher
  • Jinwoo Choi
  • Jia-Bin Huang
  • Thanassis Rikakis
  • Kris Kitani

Needs and Challenges of Post-Acute Brain Injury Patients in Understanding Personal Recovery

  • Yamini Karanam
  • Andrew Miller
  • Erin Brady

On How Deaf People Might Use Speech to Control Devices

  • Jeffrey P. Bigham
  • Raja Kushalnagar
  • Ting-Hao Kenneth Huang
  • Juan Pablo Flores
  • Saiph Savage

Perceptions of Mobile Device Authentication Mechanisms by Individuals who are Blind

  • Flynn Wolf
  • Ravi Kuber
  • Adam J. Aviv

Rapid Prototyping of Accessible Interfaces With Gaze-Contingent Tunnel Vision Simulation

  • Rie Kamikubo
  • Keita Higuchi
  • Ryo Yonetani
  • Hideki Koike
  • Yoichi Sato

Reaching Out: Investigating Different Modalities to Help People with Visual Impairments Acquire Items

  • Sooyeon Lee
  • Chien Wen Yuan
  • Benjamin V. Hanrahan
  • Mary Beth Rosson
  • John M. Carroll

Real-time Activity-sensitive Wearable Ankle Edema Monitoring System For Elderly and Visually Impaired Heart Failure Patients

  • Ahmad S. Manshad
  • Muhanad S. Manshad
  • Sara S. Manshad

Recognizing Clothing Colors and Visual Textures Using a Finger-Mounted Camera: An Initial Investigation

  • Alexander J. Medeiros
  • Lee Stearns
  • Leah Findlater
  • Chuan Chen
  • Jon E. Froehlich

Sign’Maths: An Interactive Dictionary in French Sign Language

  • Camille Nadal
  • Christophe Collet

TacTILE: A Preliminary Toolchain for Creating Accessible Graphics with 3D-Printed Overlays and Auditory Annotations

  • Liang He
  • Zijian Wan
  • Leah Findlater
  • Jon E. Froehlich

Teaching Inclusive Thinking in Undergraduate Computing

  • Nidhi Rajendra Palan
  • Vicki L. Hanson
  • Matt Huenerfauth
  • Stephanie Ludi

The Accessibility of MOOCs for Blind Learners

  • Aleksandra Królak
  • Weiqin Chen
  • Norun C. Sanderson
  • Siri Kessel

Towards Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) and Gestural-Based Authentication for Individuals who are Blind

  • Sidas Saulynas
  • Ravi Kuber

User Experiences When Testing a Messaging App for Communication Between Individuals who are Hearing and Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • Lisa B. Elliot
  • Michael Stinson
  • Syed Ahmed
  • Donna Easton

Using Automatic Speech Recognition to Facilitate Communication Between an Individual who is Hearing and One who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • Michael Stinson
  • Syed Ahmed
  • Lisa Elliot
  • Donna Easton

SESSION: Student Research Competition

COSMA: Cooperative Self-Management Tool for Adolescents with Autism

  • Myeonghan Ryu
  • Eunkyung Jo
  • Sung-In Kim

Crowdsourcing the Installation and Maintenance of Indoor Navigation Infrastructure

  • Cole Gleason

Identifying Visual Cues to Improve Independent IndoorNavigation for Blind Individuals

  • Cameron Tyler Cassidy

Participatory Design Using Sensory Substitution Devices with Tactile and Audio Feedback

  • Ella Tuson
  • Samantha Hughson
  • Christina Zymaris
  • Ryan King

VocalIDE: An IDE for Programming via Speech Recognition

  • Lucas Rosenblatt

SESSION: Experience Reports

Personal Perspectives on Using Automatic Speech Recognition to Facilitate Communication between Deaf Students and Hearing Customers

  • James R. Mallory
  • Michael Stinson
  • Lisa Elliot
  • Donna Easton

Cyborg Pride: Self-Design in e-NABLE

  • Peregrine Hawthorn
  • Daniel Ashbrook

Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Perspectives on Using Automatic Speech Recognition in Conversation

  • Abraham Glasser
  • Kesavan Kushalnagar
  • Raja Kushalnagar