John Blankson

Making Tech More Accessible: An Ethnographic Lens on Ability and Disability

Mural on a street in Croydon, London in blue, light brown, black and cyan colors. A busy image with many different figures that are both humanoid and rectangular/robotic. A central image has three large eyes arranged vertically.
"An ethnographic lens influences us to define ability and disability in a way that is maximally inclusive...many different abilities are present in our world, and each deserves to be taken as its own reality and respected as such." —RICHARD BECKWITH (Research Psychologist, Intelligent Systems Research Lab) & SUSAN FAULKNER, (Research Director, Research and Experience Definition), Intel Corporation EPIC Members Richard Beckwith and Susan Faulkner (Intel) have assembled a panel of luminaries in accessible tech research, design, and engineering for our January 26 event, Seeing Ability: Research and Development for Making Tech More Accessible. In anticipation, we asked them a few questions about their approach to accessibility and key first steps all of us can take to do more inclusive work. How do you define ability and accessibility? How does an ethnographic lens influence your definitions? Ability has to do with what an individual is capable of perceiving or physically doing with their body; accessibility has to do with...

Seeing Ability: Research and Development for Making Tech More Accessible

SEEING ABILITY Research and Development for Making Tech More Accessible. EPIC Talk Jan 26. _Richard Beckwith, Research Psychologist, Intel _Darryl Adams, Director of Accessibility, Intel _Stacy Branham, Associate Professor of Informatics, UC Irvine _Tim Graham, Gaming Segment Lead, Dell Technologies _Adam Munder, General Manager, OmniBridge

An EPIC talk with , DARRYL ADAMS, TIM GRAHAM, STACY BRANHAM, ADAM MUNDER, Computing Accessibility January 26, 3–4:30 pm Pacific time (10–11:30 am AEDT) Free for EPIC Members Overview One of the biggest challenges facing the tech industry today is access to computing for people of all abilities. This EPIC Talk explores making computing more…