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  • CREATE Board Members Honored by SIGCHI

    12:04 am

    Two UW CREATE board members were honored by SIGCHI for their research in human-technology and human-computer interaction (HCI) that advances technology for people with disabilities.

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  • Data Science for Social Good summer program

    4:14 pm

    Students and researchers are invited to apply to participate in a collaborative program with data science professionals and students to make better use of research data. The Data Science for Social Good summer program at the University of Washington eScience Institute brings together data scientists and domain researchers to work on focused, collaborative projects for societal benefit.

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 program will be conducted remotely. 

    The program supports compelling, timely, publicly-relevant projects that are poised to take advantage of tremendous student and professional technical talent and computation resources.

    If you have an idea for a project that could benefit from access to a team of talented and motivated students, exposure to new data-intensive methods, and guidance in best practices for software development, reproducible science, and human-centered design, then we would love to hear from you.   

    This program was recommended by Anat Caspi, who has led three of the summer programs.

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  • UW Disability Equity Project Seeks Focus Group Participants

    6:21 pm

    UW students, staff, and faculty who have a disability, physical or mental health condition, a chronic illness, or are d/Deaf are invited to contribute to a research project on disability, equity, and inclusion. A research team from the Disability Studies Program, The D Center, and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine will conduct online focus groups where participants will be asked to share their experiences of ableism or discrimination as well as allyship and community in academic and healthcare situations.

    The details:

    Information from the focus groups will be used to develop a disability allyship training curriculum that is rooted in lived experiences and can be implemented in the education and training of healthcare professionals and others across UW to improve our inclusive campus culture. All research information will be de-identified. 

    For questions or to express interest in the study, please contact the research team at

    This study is being funded by Center for Leadership and Innovation in Medical Education (CLIME).

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  • Scholars who use screen readers sought for user study

    5:01 pm

    The Semantic Scholar Research Team at the Allen Institute for AI is conducting an experiment to evaluate the screen reader accessibility of scientific papers. We are looking for participants who are age 18 or older, who identify as blind or low vision, and who have experience using screen readers to interact with scientific papers.

    The details:

    • Complete the eligibility form to determine eligibility
    • Study is all online (Zoom)
    • Takes approximately 75 minutes
    • Participants receive a $150 Amazon gift card

    Participation in this study is entirely voluntary. If you do decide to participate, your individual data will be kept strictly confidential and will be stored without personal identifiers. The study involves an informational interview to better understand screen reader needs around scientific papers. Each participant will also be asked to interact with papers on a web interface developed by the team.

    Please contact Jonathan Bragg ( or Lucy Lu Wang ( if you have any questions or concerns about this study. Thank you in advance for your time! Please help us spread the word by forwarding as appropriate.

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  • Black Disability Art History 101: From Back in the Day to Today

    5:21 pm

    The Inclusion Project, a youth led project, with the Center for Disability Leadership is hosting this workshop led by Leroy F. Moore Jr., founder of Krip-Hop Nation.

    Wed, October 21, 2020
    3:30 – 5:00 p.m. PDT

    Learn more and register to attend

    Black disabled and Deaf artists have always existed. They were on the street corners down South singing the Blues, spray painting on New York subways, and bringing sign language to the big screen. Today, young Black disabled artists are finding their own way to the stage and studio, some with a paintbrush in hands and on the big screen like Kei’Arie “Cookie” Tatum, and some with a drumstick in their hands, like Vita E. Cleveland. 

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