Information Director

Information Director

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Lourdes Morales Villaverde is a Computer Science PhD Candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Most of her research work focuses on the design or development of assistive technology to help blind and visually impaired people (with document formatting or indoor navigation) and people with cognitive or developmental disabilities (with reinforcing skills necessary for daily-living activities). Overall, her research focus is to help people with disabilities live more independently and thus enjoy a better quality of life. Lourdes holds a Computer Science MS degree (2017) from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is working to earn a Computer Science PhD degree from the same institution by June 2019. Over the past three years, she has been the Web Chair for ASSETS 2016, 2017 and 2018. She has also collaborated in SIGACCESS efforts to help conferences improve their accessibility.

2012 Best Student Paper

iSCAN: A Phoneme-based Predictive Communication Aid for Nonspeaking Individuals

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John Gardner: Outstanding Contribution Recipient 2012

Awarded for outstanding achievements in improving access to education and employment through technology

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2012 Best Paper

PassChords: Secure Multi-Touch Authentication for Blind People

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Call for Papers: ASSETS 2013

The ASSETS conference explores the design, evaluation, and use of computing and information technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults. ASSETS is the premier forum for presenting innovative research on mainstream and specialized assistive technologies, accessible computing, and assistive applications of computer, network, and information technologies. ASSETS is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and its SIGACCESS Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing. The single track and friendly atmosphere make ASSETS the ideal venue …

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ASSETS 2011

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2011 Best Student Paper

Blind People and Mobile Touch-based Text-Entry: Acknowledging the Need for Different Flavors

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2011 Best Paper

Improving Calibration Time and Accuracy for Situation-Specific Models of Color Differentiation

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Call for Papers: ASSETS 2012

The 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, 24-26 October 2011, Dundee, UK. People with disabilities can use Computer and Information Technologies to overcome barriers encountered in day-to-day life, and to participate more fully in society. The ASSETS series of conferences explores the potential of Computer and Information Technologies to support and include individuals with disabilities, and those around them. ASSETS is the premier forum for presenting innovative research on the design and use …

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Optimizing Video Presentations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Participants in Mainstream Classrooms

This dissertation explores a consumer device-driven approach that is centered on multiple view perspectives (MVP)

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ASSETS 2010

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