themselves. This was purposeful; co-design and inclusive education both
prioritize collaboration. We intend for
this overlap to be a welcome opportunity
for designers and educators to share
methods. As more students with
disabilities spend time in mainstream
classrooms, we hope our suggestions
guide all educational technology
researchers to prioritize accessibility and
recruit students with disabilities. And
we hope these suggestions serve as the
beginning of broader research to design
classroom technologies that connect
rather than isolate students.
We thank all participants who con-
tributed to the workshop, discussions,
Shaun Kane for co-organizing and run-
ning the workshop.
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Oussama Metatla is an EPSRC Research
Fellow at the University of Bristol. His
interests include multisensory interaction,
crossmodal perception, and designing with
and for people with visual impairments.
He currently leads the CRITICAL project to
investigate technologies that are inclusive of
both visually impaired and sighted children in
Anja Thieme is an HCI researcher at
Microsoft Research Cambridge, U.K. Her
research investigates empathic and socially
inclusive approaches to the design and
study of digital technology for people with
visual impairments. Recently she explored
collaborative learning by children with mixed
visual abilities using the physical programming
Emeline Brulé is a Ph.D. student at Télécom
Paris Tech. Her research is at the crossroads of
sociology and design, and currently focuses on
inclusive design and experiences of schooling.
Cynthia Bennett is a Ph.D. candidate in
the Department of Human Centered Design
and Engineering (HCDE) at the University of
Washington. Her dissertation work focuses on
increasing the accessibility of design activities.
She also works to bring disability-studies
scholarship into greater conversation with HCI.
Marcos Serrano is an assistant professor
at the IRI T Lab, University of Toulouse, France.
His research is dedicated to designing novel
interaction techniques in the field of mobile
and ubiquitous computing. His most recent
work includes map-exploration techniques for
visually impaired users.
Christophe Jouffrais is a senior CNRS
researcher at IRI T, Toulouse, France, with a
background in cognitive science. His current
research focuses on interactive technologies
for people with visual impairments and
specialized teachers, with an emphasis on
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A group of visually impaired and sighted children and their teacher using an inclusive
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