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CS Distinguished Lecture: Jennifer Mankoff, "Making Accessibility"

Event Type
ECE Illinois
2405 Siebel Center
Jan 28, 2019   4:00 pm  
Jennifer Mankoff | Professor | Human-Computer Interaction Institute | University of Washington
Originating Calendar
Illinois ECE Calendar

Abstract:  With the increasing power and flexibility of technologies available to consumers, we are seeing a revolution in how assistive technology (AT) is being created and by whom. This talk will highlight the potential of these technologies for people with disabilities, as well as the challenges that end users face in leveraging them effectively to address AT issues. Find out more at

Bio:  Jennifer Mankoff is the Richard E. Ladner Professor in the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. Jennifer applies technologies such as data science and fabrication to improving inclusion in and accessibility of our digital future.  One of her primary application domains is revolutionizing the production and delivery of 3D printed assistive technology. Jennifer received her PhD at Georgia Tech, advised by Gregory Abowd and Scott Hudson, and her B.A. from Oberlin College.

Her previous faculty positions include UC Berkeley’s EECS department and Carnegie Mellon’s HCI Institute. Jennifer has been recognized with an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, IBM Faculty Fellowship and Best Paper awards from ASSETS, CHI and Mobile HCI. Some supporters of her research include Autodesk, Google Inc., the Intel Corporation, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft Corporation and the National Science Foundation.

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