Talks in 2017

  • D2L Night School meetup talk on “Including Every User: Designing for User Diversity” with Carin Headrick in Kitchener in November 2017.
  • Ignite talk titled, “Agile Accessibility Framework” at InFusion TED conference in Kitchener in November 2017.
  • Presentation titled, “What’s new in Brightspace” at D2L’s Fusion conference in Las Vegas, July 2017.
  • Talk titled, ” ARIA Implementation and Testing” presented at D2L’s Lunch&Learn in Kitchener in July 2017.
  • Presentation titled, “I have seen it from both sides” with Carin Headrick at the Guelph Accessibility Conference, May 2017.

Blog posts in 2017

Papers in refereed conference proceedings

Papers in refereed journals

  • Chandrashekar, S., Caidi, N. & Hockema. S. (In preparation). “Is Hearing Believing? A Process model for online credibility perception by screen readers with visual impairments.” Prepared for JASIST (35 pages.)
  • Chandrashekar, S. & Caidi, N. (In preparation). “Treading Invisible Waters: The Screen Reader in the Online Information Experiences of Visually-Impaired Users” Prepared for Journal of Documentation (30 pages.)
  • Chandrashekar, S. & Treviranus, J. (In preparation). “Can they afford to miss these? How Screen Reader Users Adapt to Inaccessible Visual Affordances on the Internet” Prepared for Universal Access in the Information Society (12 pages.)
  • Thankappan, S. & Chandrashekar, S. (In preparation). “Oh Doctor, I’m in Trouble: Helping AAC Users Communicate Better in Medical Emergencies and Hospital ICUs.” Prepared for Journal Augmentative and Alternative Communication (12 pages).
  • Chandrashekar, S. and Kotian, H. (2007). CAPTCHA – a case for accessible design of information security systems. Computer Society of India’s CSI Communication, Special issue on Information Security. August 2007, pages 35-42.

Magazine articles

Conference presentations

  • Poster titled “Enhancing Mobility for the blind – the International Mobility Challenge” at the MITACS Research Showcase event in Toronto on September 28, 2011.
  • Paper titled “Framework to Support Online Credibility Evaluation by Web Users with Vision Loss” at the 24th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN 2009), Los Angeles, CA, March 18-23, 2009.
  • Paper titled “Equality through e-Quality: Importance of Technology and Accessibility for the Creation of an Equalizing Environment” at the National Conference on Disability and Disenchantment: New challenges and Evolving directions on March 3, 2009 in New Delhi, India.
  • Paper titled “Bridging the Disability Divide: Facilitating use of ICTs by People who are Blind”, at the National Conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Differently-abled People on September 20, 2008 in Ahmedabad, India.
  • Doctoral research proposal on “Perception of Information Credibility by Blind Digital Library Users” at the Doctoral Consortium of the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2007) on June 18, 2007 in Vancouver.
  • Short paper on “A model for Inclusive Design of Digital Libraries” at the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2007) on June 20, 2007 in Vancouver.
  • Case study “Techpreneurship of a blind Indian Computer Programmer” at the 22nd Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN), Los Angeles on March 23, 2007.
  • Young Researchers’ Consortium presentation on “Assisting Vision impaired Persons in evaluating Information Credibility on the Web” at the 22nd Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN), Los Angeles on March 23, 2007.
  • Co-presentation with Anne Dorsey, Librarian, Barrie Public Library, on “Serving Library Patrons with Developmental Disabilities” at the Super Conference of the Ontario Library Association (Super OLA 2007) on February 1, 2007.
  • Poster on “Using Think-Aloud Protocol with blind users: a case for Inclusive Usability Evaluation Methods” at the Eighth International ACM-SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2006) in Portland (OR) on October 23, 2006.
  • Talk on “Web accessibility” to the Public Affairs and Technology groups of CHUM TV at their office in Toronto on June 15, 2006.
  • Talk on “Accessible websites” on April 27, 2006 at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind on Web Accessibility at a workshop organized by the Media Access and Participation Initiative (MAP), Toronto, a collaboration between Broadcasters, Disability organizations, and Ministry of Community and Social Services, Government of Ontario.

Conferences/workshops attended:

  • “Digital Odyssey 2008: Accessibility and Technology in Libraries” – Workshop organized by the Ontario Library Information Technology Association (OLITA) on June 6, 2008 in Toronto.
  • Supporting Human Diversity Through Inclusive Design”, an International Open Forum on eLearning and Standardization held in Toronto on September 13th and 14th 2007 hosted by the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre in partnership with the E-Learning Standards Advisory Council of Canada, ISO/IEC JTCI/SC36 and the Standards Council of Canada.
  • ASIS&T 2007, the “American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Conference” in Milwaukee, WI, October 19-24, 2007.
  • CanWAPSS 2008, the 5th Annual Conference – Breaking Down Barriers – Defining Success in Toronto, Canada, April 5, 2008.
  • CDSSA 2008 – “Critical Disability Studies Graduate Student Conference”, York University, Toronto, Canada, May 2-3, 2008.
  • ICCHP 2006 – “International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs”, Linz, Austria, July 10-14, 2006 (as student volunteer).