LIST lecture: Ability-Based Design: Elevating Ability over Dis-ability in Accessible Computing

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is organising a lecture on the topic ‘Ability-Based Design: Elevating Ability over Dis-ability in Accessible Computing’. Speaker is renowned Prof Jacob O. Wobbrock, Associate Professor in the Information School and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. The lecture takes places on 7 March.

Date, time and location

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

10:00 – Welcome
10:05 – Ability-Based Design: Elevating Ability over Dis-ability in Accessible Computing
11:15 – Q & A
11:30 – Coffee

The lecture will take place in Maison de l’Innovation in Esch/ Belval (exact room to be confirmed – please confirm your attendance by sending an email to Dorothee Weiner at  and Mariana Burgun.)

PhD students have the opportunity to earn ECTS credit points by attending this lecture and should register on the list available on 7 March on site.

About the speaker

Jacob O. Wobbrock is an Associate Professor in the Information School and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where he directs the Mobile & Accessible Design Lab. He is a founding member of the design: use: build: Group (DUB Group) and the multi-departmental Master of HCI & Design program at UW.

Dr Wobbrock’s research seeks to scientifically understand people’s interactions with computers and information, and to improve those interactions through design and engineering, especially for people with disabilities. His specific research topics include input techniques, human performance measurement and modeling, HCI research and design methods, mobile computing, and accessible computing. Dr Wobbrock has co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications, receiving 19 paper awards, including seven best papers and seven honorable mentions from ACM CHI. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award and five other National Science Foundation grants.

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