List of topics for the accessibility fishbowl!

I am sure you are as excited as we are now that our iConference 2012 event “Accessibility in the iSchools: Not Just for People with Disabilities?” is only 2 days away! Here is the final list of topics for discussion. Don’t forget: the discussion will be held on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm, in room “York A” of the conference venue.

List of topics for discussion:

  • Important themes and values found within accessibility research
  • Connections between accessibility research and related fields
  • Introduction to the iSchools for accessibility researchers
  • How is iSchool accessibility research different from accessibility elsewhere?
  • Accessibility for people who don’t have disabilities (e.g., foreign languages, situational impairments, culture, economics), e.g., universal access
  • Challenges of and needs for effective machine transcription systems
  • Barriers to accessibility within iSchools
  • Lessons learned from accessibility and related research
  • Respecting participants and including them in research
  • Entering and working within participant communities
  • Conducting longitudinal research with people with limited abilities
  • Disseminating research results (as publications, open source technology, etc.)
  • Legal and ethical concerns (e.g., IRB, recruiting challenges)
  • Conducting research in situ or in the lab
  • Participatory research and design
  • Integrating service learning into course curriculum, benefits and lessons learned
  • Open areas that still need active research

Hope to see you at the discussion on Wednesday!

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  • About the Event

    This purpose of this fishbowl session is to encourage discussion and collaboration within the iSchools accessibility community, and to identify and build connections between “traditional” accessibility research for people with disabilities and researchers in other topic areas who address related concerns.
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