Welcome to A11y Lab

We are currently looking for PhD and Master’s students to join the team (more info) !

A11y Lab is affiliated with the Human-Centered Design and Development (HCDD) program at the College of Information Science and Technology in Penn State.

A11y stands for Accessibility – there are 11 letters between the “A” and the “y”. We believe accessibility is a human right; we also believe making things accessible for people with disabilities is a hard problem. Very often this problem is layered, multi-dimensinoal, and difficult to describe and theorize.

At A11y Lab, we aim to address the following challenges:

  • How to bridge the gap between non-visual and visual interaction?
  • How to make Assistive Technologies easy-to-learn, frictionless, and ubiquitous?
  • How to integrate accessibility as a first-class citizen in modern Operating Systems?
  • How to apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) to recover/substitute human sensory losses?
  • How to build new assistive technology to augment/empower human capability?

Please feel free to contact me if you are also working on these challenges and interested in collaborating with us.


Nov. 08, 2019

Our NIH proposal for building space-compacting magnifier is accepted ($1.6M)!

Oct. 30, 2019

Our paper DarkReader got the best paper nominee award in ASSETS 2019!

Sept 20, 2019

1 paper is submitted to CHI 2020

June 28, 2019

1 paper is accepted in ASSETS 2019!

May 2, 2019

1 paper is submitted to ASSETS 2019

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