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April 14, 2021

The Future of Assistive Technology: A Panel Discussion

Anat Caspi participated in a panel discussion on the future of assistive technology and how recent innovations are likely to affect the lives of people with disabilities.


March 15, 2021

Accessible CS Education workshop focuses on inclusive experiences

Amid a global pandemic, innovative thinkers have been hard at work developing plans to improve equity in modern learning environments. The Accessible Computer Science Education Fall Workshop was held November 17-19, 2020, and jointly sponsored by Microsoft, The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, and CREATE. Each day of the event focused on strategies to improve…


March 3, 2021

Education: Accessibility and Race

Collage of the logo for Chicas Talk Disability podcast and a screenshot of an online panel discussion with many people of color.

The Fall 2020 CREATE Accessibility Seminar focused on the intersection of Race and Accessibility. This topic was chosen both for its timeliness and also as part of CREATE’s commitment to ensure that our work is inclusive, starting with educating ourselves about the role of race in disability research and the gaps that exist in the field.


February 3, 2021

Caspi to lead collaborative $11.45M Transportation Data Equity Initiative

Anat Caspi headshot

Tools like Google Directions and OneBusAway give up-to-date travel and transit information to make regional transit easier for most. But mobility applications focus on efficiency and shortest paths, leaving out information critical to people with disabilities, older adults, and anybody needing more support. The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, led by CREATE Associate Director for…


January 10, 2021

Reimagining Mobility: A Conversation with Sara Hendren

This UW CREATE event has passed. Continue for a summary and to watch the entire online session. Sign up for future Reimagining Mobility Conversations. To launch the Reimagining Mobility Conversation Hub series we could think of no better guest speaker than Sara Hendren. Part of reimagining is examining the current state of the world, reframing…


September 9, 2020

Quarterly seminar on accessibility research

The CREATE Accessibility Seminar, CSE 590w – Accessibility Research Seminar, explores a variety of topics relating to accessibility and technology. The seminar consists of short presentations, followed by discussion and critical evaluations. Autumn 2021 Held on Zoom Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PST, this quarter we will be reading Margaret Price’s MAD at…


May 28, 2020

New UW center bankrolled by Microsoft aims to make technology more accessible to disabled people

The Seattle Times | May 28, 2020 University of Washington professor Jacob Wobbrock figures the best way to make technology more accessible to disabled people is to anticipate their needs from the very beginning. “The world we live in is built on certain assumptions,’’ Wobbrock said. “If we question those assumptions right from the start when…


Microsoft invests $2.5M in CREATE, a new center for accessible tech at the University of Washington

UW iSchool Ph.D. candidate Martez Mott works on Smart Touch technology with Ken Frye at Provail

GeekWire | May 28, 2020 Microsoft and the UW have long been aligned in a shared commitment to accessible technology and a world that is more accessible through technology. With a leadership team from six campus departments in three different colleges, CREATE will build upon the UW’s existing work in education, research and translation. Read the…


$2.5 million inaugural investment from Microsoft launches CREATE

CREATE News | May 28, 2020UW president Ana Mari Cauce, with Brad Smith, Tim Shriver and Jennifer Mankoff, announced the new center and Microsoft’s investment at the Microsoft Ability Summit on May 28. With a mission to make technology accessible and to make the world accessible through technology, Microsoft’s support will build upon current projects in…