ASSETS 2023 Papers and Posters

October 4, 2023

Augmented Reality to Support Accessibility

CREATE students Xia Su and Jae Lee, advised by CREATE Associate Director Jon Froehlich in the Makeability Lab, discuss their work using augmented reality to support accessibility. The Allen School Ph.D. students are presenting their work at ASSETS and UIST this year.

Illustration of a user holding a smartphone using the RASSAR prototype app to scan the room for accessibility issues.

As has become customary, CREATE faculty, students and alumni will have a large presence at the 2023 ASSETS Conference. It’ll be quiet on campus October 23-25 with these folks in New York.

Papers and presentations

How Do People with Limited Movement Personalize Upper-Body Gestures? Considerations for the Design of Personalized and Accessible Gesture Interfaces
Monday, Oct 23 at 11:10 a.m. Eastern time
Momona Yamagami, Alexandra A Portnova-Fahreeva, Junhan Kong, Jacob O. Wobbrock, Jennifer Mankoff

Understanding Digital Content Creation Needs of Blind and Low Vision People
Monday, Oct 23 at 1:40 p.m. Eastern time
Lotus Zhang, Simon Sun, Leah Findlater

Notably Inaccessible — Data Driven Understanding of Data Science Notebook (In)Accessibility
Monday, Oct 23 at 4 p.m. Eastern time
Venkatesh Potluri, Sudheesh Singanamalla, Nussara Tieanklin, Jennifer Mankoff

A Large-Scale Mixed-Methods Analysis of Blind and Low-vision Research in ACM and IEEE
Tuesday, Oct 24 at 11:10 a.m. Eastern time
Yong-Joon Thoo, Maximiliano Jeanneret Medina, Jon E. Froehlich, Nicolas Ruffieux, Denis Lalanne

Working at the Intersection of Race, Disability and Accessibility
Tuesday, Oct 24 at 1:40 p.m. Eastern time
Christina Harrington, Aashaka Desai, Aaleyah Lewis, Sanika Moharana, Anne Spencer Ross, Jennifer Mankoff

Comparing Locomotion Techniques in Virtual Reality for People with Upper-Body Motor Impairments
Wednesday, Oct 25 at 8:45 a.m. Eastern time
Rachel L. Franz, Jinghan Yu, Jacob O. Wobbrock

Jod: Examining the Design and Implementation of a Videoconferencing Platform for Mixed Hearing Groups
Wednesday, Oct 25 at 11:10 a.m. Eastern time
Anant Mittal, Meghna Gupta, Roshni Poddar, Tarini Naik, SeethaLakshmi Kuppuraj, James Fogarty. Pratyush Kumar, Mohit Jain

Azimuth: Designing Accessible Dashboards for Screen Reader Users
Wednesday, Oct 25 at 1:25 p.m. Eastern time
Arjun Srinivasan, Tim Harshbarger, Darrell Hilliker, Jennifer Mankoff

Developing and Deploying a Real-World Solution for Accessible Slide Reading and Authoring for Blind Users
Wednesday, Oct 25 at 1:25 p.m. Eastern time
Zhuohao Zhang, Gene S-H Kim, Jacob O. Wobbrock

Experience Reports

An Autoethnographic Case Study of Generative Artificial Intelligence’s Utility for Accessibility
Kate S Glazko, Momona Yamagami, Aashaka Desai, Kelly Avery Mack, Venkatesh Potluri, Xuhai Xu, Jennifer Mankoff

Maintaining the Accessibility Ecosystem: a Multi-Stakeholder Analysis of Accessibility in Higher Education
Kelly Avery Mack, Natasha A Sidik, Aashaka Desai, Emma J McDonnell, Kunal Mehta, Christina Zhang, Jennifer Mankoff


“I’m Just Overwhelmed”: Investigating Physical Therapy Accessibility and Technology Interventions for People with Disabilities and/or Chronic Conditions

Momona Yamagami, Kelly Mack, Jennifer Mankoff, Katherine M. Steele

The Global Care Ecosystems of 3D Printed Assistive Devices

Saiph Savage, Claudia Flores-Saviaga, Rachel Rodney, Liliana Savage, Jon Schull, Jennifer Mankoff


Conveying Uncertainty in Data Visualizations to Screen-Reader Users Through Non-Visual Means
Ather Sharif, Ruican Zhong, Yadi Wang

U.S. Deaf Community Perspectives on Automatic Sign Language Translation
Nina Tran, Richard E. Ladner, Danielle Bragg (Microsoft Research)


Bridging the Gap: Towards Advancing Privacy and Accessibility
Rahaf Alharbi, Robin Brewer, Gesu India, Lotus Zhang, Leah Findlater, and Abigale Stangl

Tackling the Lack of a Practical Guide in Disability-Centered Research
Emma McDonnell, Kelly Avery Mack, Kathrin Gerling, Katta Spiel, Cynthia Bennett, Robin N. Brewer, Rua M. Williams, and Garreth W. Tigwell

A11yFutures: Envisioning the Future of Accessibility Research
Foad Hamidi Kirk Crawford, Jason Wiese, Kelly Avery Mack, Jennifer Mankoff


A Demonstration of RASSAR : Room Accessibility and Safety Scanning in Augmented Reality
Xia Su, Kaiming Cheng, Han Zhang, Jaewook Lee, Wyatt Olson, Jon E. Froehlich

BusStopCV: A Real-time AI Assistant for Labeling Bus Stop Accessibility Features in Streetscape Imagery
Chaitanyashareef Kulkarni, Chu Li, Jaye Ahn, Katrina Oi Yau Ma, Zhihan Zhang, Michael Saugstad, Kevin Wu, Jon E. Froehlich; with Valerie Novack and Brent Chamberlain (Utah State University)

Papers and presentations by CREATE associates and alumni

  • Monday, Oct 23 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time
    Understanding Challenges and Opportunities in Body Movement Education of People who are Blind or have Low Vision
    Madhuka Thisuri De Silva, Leona M Holloway, Sarah Goodwin, Matthew Butler
  • Tuesday, Oct 24 at 8:45 a.m. Eastern time
    AdaptiveSound: An Interactive Feedback-Loop System to Improve Sound Recognition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users
    Hang Do, Quan Dang, Jeremy Zhengqi Huang, Dhruv Jain
  • Tuesday, Oct 24 at 8:45 a.m. Eastern time
    “Not There Yet”: Feasibility and Challenges of Mobile Sound Recognition to Support Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
    Jeremy Zhengqi Huang, Hriday Chhabria, Dhruv Jain
  • Tuesday, Oct 24 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time
    The Potential of a Visual Dialogue Agent In a Tandem Automated Audio Description System for Videos
    Abigale Stangl, Shasta Ihorn, Yue-Ting Siu, Aditya Bodi, Mar Castanon, Lothar D Narins, Ilmi Yoon