Information Director

Information Director

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Joshua Hailpern is a Research Scientist at HP Labs, where he is part of the Social Computing Group. His research interests focus on interaction design, contextual system design, and technology targeting individuals with impairments. For his research on Autism voice visualizations he was the first CS recipient of the Autism Speaks Dennis Weatherstone Fellowship. He received his M.Sc degree in 2008 and his Ph.D. in 2012, both in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Interactive Maps for Visually Impaired People: Design, Usability and Spatial Cognition

This thesis demonstrates the importance of interactive maps for visually impaired people and their spatial cognition.

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2013 Impact Award

User Interface of a Home Page Reader

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2013 Best Student Paper

Wheelchair-based Game Design for Older Adults

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2013 Best Paper

Improving Public Transit Accessibility for Blind Riders by Crowdsourcing Bus Stop Landmark Locations with Google Street View

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ASSETS 2013

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September 2013 Newsletter

The first article in this issue presents recent research by Cynthia Putnam and Jinghui Cheng that helps therapists make more informed decisions when choosing commercial motion games to assist rehabilitation. The second article by John Schoeberlein and Yuanqiong Wang discusses a collaborative writing application for blind users. The third article by Jesica Rivero-Espinosaa, Andrés Iglesias-Péreza, Jose Antonio Gutiérrez-Dueñasa, and Xavier Rafael-Paloub discribes an AAL architecture to provide active aging services for senior users.

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Call for Impact Award: ASSETS

Deadline for nominations: August 1, 2013 Notification of Selection: September 1, 2013 This award recognizes a conference paper presented at the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS) that has had a significant impact on computing and information technology that addresses the needs of persons with disabilities. Technical papers presented at the ASSETS 2002 conference, or any earlier ASSETS conference are eligible. The award will recognize work that presents a significant innovation or contribution …

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June 2013 Newsletter

This issue also includes a call for participation for ASSETS 2013 in Bellevue, Washington.

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January 2013 Newsletter

The eight articles included in this issue report the research work of the students who attended the ASSETS 2012 doctoral consortium. An overview of the doctoral consortium was written by Jeffrey Bigham, chair of the successful event.

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ASSETS 2012

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