Persona Cards: Introducing Users With Diverse Needs To Enhance Accessibility Teaching

  • Vivian Genaro Motti George Mason University


Location: Dewberry Hall

Most analysts and designers who follow a formal degree in Information Technology or Computer Science are not familiar with users with diverse needs. Therefore, they tend to implement applications targeted at a regular, able-bodied user. These applications are often inaccessible for users with disabilities. To improve the students' awareness about accessibility needs, enhancing their knowledge acquisition, training and build capacity, students should become more familiarized with diverse needs users may have. Learning about universal design, accessibility considerations and guidelines that render interactive systems more accessible is key in a world where interactive technologies are widespread.

Author Biography

Vivian Genaro Motti, George Mason University
  • 4-VA Grant Recipient

Vivian Genaro Motti is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technology at George Mason University where she leads the Human-Centric Design Lab (HCD Lab). Her research focuses on Human Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, Wearable Health, and Usable Privacy.

4:15pm-5:30pm POSTER SESSION (Group A- 4:15-4:45pm)