ansross [at] cs [dot] washington [dot] eduGitHub
I am a PhD student in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at The University of Washington. My broad interest is in Human Computer Interaction. I am passionate about enabling diverse groups of people to access, interact with, and communicate information through technology. I am currently working with James Fogarty and Jacob O. Wobbrock on making Android applications more accessible to people with disabilities. I received my B.S. in computer science from Colorado State University.
We aim to enhance the accessibility of smartphone applications for people with disabilities. Through interviews, literature review, and other participatory design approaches, we investigate: accessibility challenges, interaction styles of people with disabilities, developer workflow, and the accessibility of existing apps. We are developing a tool to automatically determine the accessibility of an app based on the insights gleaned from the above strategies. The insights and tool will then be extended to developer tools to support developing more accessible apps and end-user tools for finding accessbile apps or enhancing apps that pose accessibility challenges.
Anne Spencer Ross, Xiaoyi Zhang, James Fogarty, Jacob O. Wobbrock (2017). Epidemiology as a Framework for Large-Scale Mobile Application Accessibility Assessment. ASSETS 2017. Best Paper Nominee. [local pdf] [official link]
Xiaoyi Zhang, Anne Spencer Ross, Anat Caspi, James Fogarty, Jacob O. Wobbrock. (2017). Interaction Proxies for Runtime Repair and Enhancement of Mobile Application Accessibility. CHI 2017. [local pdf] [official link]
We explore mood tracking for people with high functioning autism in the workplace using a Value Sensitive Design approach (VSD). Our research questions, at a high level, are:
Annuska Zolyomi, Anne Spencer Ross, Arpita Bhattacharya, Lauren Milne, Sean Munson (2017). Value Sensitive Design for Neurodiverse Teams in Higher Education . Assets 2017. Poster [local pdf] [official link]
We exploring how human creativity can be supported, enhanced, or changed by having a machine in the loop model of creative writing. We seek to understand: