INsite
The INclusive Studio for Innovative Technology and Education

Our Mission

We are a collective of researchers and creators with diverse abilities. Together, we design and build universally usable technologies and share what we learn with the world.
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What we do

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Projects

Tech Access Cooperative

We partner with local organizations, translating our research into service for neighbors with disabilities. A recent collaboration with the Dayle McIntosh Center provided real-time remote sighted assistance to over 450 blind and low vision folks during the pandemic.

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Inclusive Imagery

Billions of digital images exist, but only a small fraction are made accessible to people with vision or cognitive disabilities through alt text or image descriptions. We’re teaming up with Google to study why that’s the case and providing guidance on how to close the gap.

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Accessible Navigation

Getting around town or through complex buildings is essential for daily living, but access barriers abound. Our collaborations with Toyota and TRX, Inc. explore how novel technologies like voice assistants can support more universally accessible wayfinding.

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Publications

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Use-Case and Assistive-Service Driven Automated Accessibility Testing Framework for Android
Navid Salehnamadi, Abdulaziz Alshayban, Jun-Wei Lin, Iftekhar Ahmed, Stacy Branham, and Sam Malek
CHI 2021
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26% acceptance rate

Deinstitutionalizing Independence

Discourses of Disability and Housing in Accessible Computing
Kevin M. Storer and Stacy M. Branham
ASSETS 2021
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29% acceptance rate

That’s in the eye of the beholder

Layers of Interpretation in Image Descriptions for Fictional Representations of People with Disabilities.
Emory James Edwards, Kyle Lewis Polster, Isabel Tuason, Emily Blank, Michael Gilbert, and Stacy Branham
ASSETS 2021
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29% acceptance rate
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What we do

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People

Ali Abdolrahmani

Ali defended his dissertation on navigation technologies for people with vision-based disabilities in Spring 2021; he’s on the job market, so grab him up!

Kevin Storer

Kevin defended his dissertation on de-institutionalizing independence in Winter 2022 and took a position as a User Experience Researcher at Google.

Emory Edwards

In Fall 2021, Emory was honored with both the Distinguished Public Impact Fellowship and the ARCS Scholar Award for their work with accessible imagery.

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