My academic and professional careers have narrowed from computer science to software engineering to human-computer interaction and accessible technology.
My PhD research addresses the needs of people with vision impairments in 2 primary areas: accessible fashion – using wearable computing and social collaboration to translate the visual medium of fashion; and blind pedestrian navigation – conducting studies to inform the design of mobile navigation technology.
My dissertation topic is “Answering Subjective and Open-Ended Visual Questions from People with Vision Impairments”.
Email: mawilliams [at] umbc [dot] edu
(Please note the name change from Michele A. Burton to Michele A. Williams)