Apple sponsored the twenty-third International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS). ASSETS is a forum for presenting research on the design, evaluation, use, and education related to computing for people with disabilities and older adults. This took place virtually on October 18, 19, 20 and 22.

Accepted Papers

Interdependent Variables: Remotely Designing Tactile Graphics for an Accessible Workflow

Mike Roberts, Jason Ramapuram, Anurag Ranjan, Atulit Kumar, Miguel Angel Bautista, Nathan Paczan, Russ Webb, Joshua Susskind

Talks

Leah Findlater gave a talk on our research efforts in the area of accessibility on October 18, titled “Accessibility Research at Apple.” You can find a recording of the talk in the ASSETS program here.

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Related readings and updates.

Interdependent Variables: Remotely Designing Tactile Graphics for an Accessible Workflow

In this experience report, we offer a case study of blind and sighted colleagues creating an accessible workflow to collaborate on a data visualization-focused project. We outline our process for making the project’s shared data representations accessible through incorporating both handmade and machine-embossed tactile graphics. We also share lessons and strategies for considering team needs and addressing contextual constraints like remote…
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Apple at ASSETS

Apple is sponsoring the twenty-second ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS), which will be held virtually from October 26 to 28. ASSETS is a global conference focused on education surrounding computing for older adults and people with disabilities.

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