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May 3, 2022

Meta Partners with CREATE

We are pleased to announce that Meta has become a partner and supporter of CREATE. Meta is committed to ensuring that the future of human communication and connection is an accessible one. Specifically, Meta has donated $25,000 to support projects within the center that focus on the accessibility of virtual reality (VR) environments, devices, and…


April 23, 2022

Jen Mankoff receives SIGCHI Social Impact Award

Congratulations to CREATE Co-Director Jennifer Mankoff! She has been awarded a 2022 Social Impact Award by SIGCHI, the special interest group of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for professionals, academics and students interested in human-technology and human-computer interaction (HCI). Mankoff was cited for research focused on accessibility to give people the voice, tools and…


February 10, 2022

CREATE Submits RFI on Disability Bias in Biometrics

CREATE’s response to the Science and Technology Policy Office’s request for “Information on Public and Private Sector Uses of Biometric Technologies”


January 26, 2022

CREATE Co-Director Jacob O. Wobbrock Named ACM Fellow

We congratulate CREATE Co-Director Jacob O. Wobbrock on being named an ACM Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery for his contributions to human-computer interaction and accessible computing! Wobbrock’s research seeks to understand and improve people’s interactions with computers and information, especially for people with disabilities. He is the primary creator of ability-based design, which scrutinizes…


January 24, 2022

Assistive Robotics Reading and Discussion Group

CSE 590K is a reading and discussion group on assistive robotics that draws from robotics, accessibility, and occupational therapy literature to get familiar with the state-of-the-art in assistive robotics and identify unique, unexplored opportunities for robots to assist people. Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to join. Students who would like to get 1…


November 16, 2021

New! Year 1 Impact Report

Front page of the accessible CREATE impact report with highlights and photos from research

A whirlwind year of accessible technology research, education, collaboration, fundraising and recognition is highlighted in CREATE’s Year 1 Impact Report.


October 7, 2021

Go Baby Go Car Adaptation Workshop

UW Go Baby Go, co-directed by CREATE Associate Director Heather Feldner, is excited to announce its fall workshop where we will build ten Go Baby Go cars for local children with disabilities and their families! UW and CREATE students, postdocs, and faculty (especially from engineering, computer science, and rehab programs), local clinicians, and parents/caregivers are all…


September 21, 2021

Reimagining Mobility: Urban Accessibility – from Crowdsourcing to AI

Sign up for the Conversations In December 2021, CREATE faculty Anat Caspi and Jon Froehlich discussed the innovative ways they are using AI, crowdsourcing, and translational research to reimagine urban accessibility. Teams from the UW Makeability Lab and the UW Taskar Center for Accessible Technology have worked to develop and deploy tools like AccessMaps, OpenSidewalks,…


September 14, 2021

Reimagining Mobility: Collecting Data. Creating Plans. Removing Barriers?

On November 18, 2021 Dr. Yochai Eisenberg shared successes and challenges in the pursuit of accessible pedestrian networks. We discussed community mobility as it relates to accessible pathways, use of public transportation, and modes of travel to destinations. Dr. Eisenberg described a systematic mobility evaluation, detailed some of the findings, and shared the conclusion that…


Reimagining Mobility: Inclusive Architecture

On October 13, 2021 Karen Braitmayer shared images from her experience of— and critical goals for— inclusive architecture. Noting that the best and brightest designers might come in bodies that are different than employers expect, she called for design schools to welcome students with disabilities and for design firms to hire and support the careers…



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