My main area of research explores the use of new technologies to improve access to graphical information for those who are blind or have low vision. This includes 3D printing, low-cost electronics, conversational agents, refreshable displays, and other emerging technologies.
I undertake this work as part of the Inclusive Technologies research lab, within the department of Human-Centred Computing (HCC) in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. Please be sure to look at all the work that these groups are working on.
I am currently working on three main funded projects (as well as numerous others with my PhD students and other collaborators):
- Using 3D Printing to Improve Access to Graphics by Vision Impaired People (ARC Linkage)
- Inclusive Gallery Experiences: Creating an Accessible Bendigo Art Gallery for Blind and Low Vision Visitors (Helen Macpherson Smith Trust)
- Accessible Data Exploration and Analysis for Blind People (ARC Discovery)
You can also find a list of select recent publications here.
I am also currently supervising a number of research students, whose work you can read about here.