Can you afford this? - Tailoring Technology for Individuals


If you woke up tomorrow and couldn’t use your arms to get out of bed, or use your voice to call out for help, and couldn’t see beyond your feet. How would you express yourself? Technology has given us almost unimaginable ways to expand our horizons: gesture recognition, voice controlled interfaces and machine learning, are just a few examples. But does this include everyone? This talk follows a case study in which users with complex disabilities interact with music technology. We will discuss techniques for understanding affordances, tailoring interactions and providing access to all.

Language: English

Level: Non technical / For everyone

Amy Dickens

Campus Expert - GitHub

Amy is a PhD Student from the Mixed Reality Laboratory in the School of Computer Science at The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. Her background is in audio and recording technologies but current work focuses on gesture sensing and embodied interactions with digital musical instruments, with a specific focus on tailoring technologies for users with complex disabilities. Amy is also a GitHub Campus Expert and spends her free time supporting technology communities, such as the Women in Tech community in Nottingham.

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