Portrait of Kristen

Contact
152 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

GOL-2617
kristen (dot) shinohara (at) rit (dot) edu

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the Rochester Institute of Technology where I help co-direct the CAIR Lab. My research focuses on the design of technologies usable by people with disabilities. Specifically, I investigate how we can improve accessible design to include social aspects of technology use.

I developed the Design for Social Accessibility (DSA) perspective, which includes consideration for social situations experienced by people with disabilities. The DSA perspective frames tenets for design and inlcudes a set of method cards to help designers engage in a design process sensitive to disabled user needs and preferences. Special thanks to Stephen Cady and Nayeri Jacobo for their help in preparing these tools for designers to download and use for free: Download DSA Method Cards Here

Publications

Kristen Shinohara, Michael McQuaid, and Nayeri Jacobo. 2021. The Burden of Survival: How Doctoral Students in Computing Bridge the Chasm of Inaccessibility.In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21), May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 20 pages. To Appear. Pre-print available.

Junchen Li, Garreth W. Tigwell, Kristen Shinohara. 2021. Accessibility of High-Fidelity Prototyping Tools.In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21), May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 22 pages. To Appear. Pre-print available.

Kristen Shinohara, Michael McQuaid, and Nayeri Jacobo. 2020. Access Differential and Inequitable Access: Inaccessibility for Doctoral Students in Computing. In The 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 7, 1–12.

Qiwen Zhao, Vaishnavi Mande, Paula Conn, Sedeeq Al-khazraji, Kristen Shinohara, Stephanie Ludi, and Matt Huenerfauth. 2020. Comparison of Methods for Teaching Accessibility in University Computing Courses. In The 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 6, 1–12.

Paula Conn, Taylor Gotfrid, Qiwen Zhao, Rachel Celestine, Vaishnavi Mande, Kristen Shinohara, Stephanie Ludi, and Matt Huenerfauth. 2020. Understanding the Motivations of Final-year Computing Undergraduates for Considering Accessibility. ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE). 20, 2, Article 15 (May 2020), 22 pages.

Kristen Shinohara, Nayeri Jacobo, Wanda Pratt, Jacob O. Wobbrock. 2020. Design for Social Accessibility Method Cards: Engaging Users and Reflecting on Social Scenarios For Accessible Design. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS). 12, 4, Article 17 (January 2020), 33 pages.

Catherine Baker, Yasmine El-Glaly, Kristen Shinohara. A Systematic Analysis of Accessibility in Computing Education Research. In Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 107–113.

Kristen Shinohara, Jacob O. Wobbrock, and Wanda Pratt. 2018. Incorporating Social Factors in Accessible Design. In Proceedings of ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '18), October 22-24, 2018, Galway, Ireland. ACM, New York, NY. 12 pages.

Kristen Shinohara, Cynthia L. Bennett, Wanda Pratt, and Jacob O. Wobbrock. (2018). Tenets for Social Accessibility: Towards Humanizing Disabled People in Design. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS), 11, 1, Article 6 (March 2018), 31 pages.

Kristen Shinohara, Saba Kawas, Amy J. Ko, and Richard E. Ladner. (2018). Who Teaches Accessibility?: A Survey of U.S. Computing Faculty. In Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 197-202.

Kristen Shinohara, Cynthia L. Bennett, Jacob O. Wobbrock, and Wanda Pratt. (2017). Teaching Accessibility in a Technology Design Course. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2017). 239-246.

Kristen Shinohara, Cynthia L. Bennett, and Jacob O. Wobbrock. (2016). How designing for users with and without disabilities shapes student design thinking. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '16). Reno, Nevada (October 24-26, 2016). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 229-237.

Kristen Shinohara and Jacob O. Wobbrock. (2016). Self-Conscious or Self-Confident? A Diary Study Conceptualizing the Social Accessibility of Assistive Technology. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) 8, 2: 1–31.

trophy [Best Paper Winner] Kristen Shinohara and Jacob O. Wobbrock. (2011). In the shadow of misperception: assistive technology use and social interactions. Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11). Vancouver, BC, Canada, ACM, 705-714.

Jacob O. Wobbrock, Kristen Shinohara and Alex Jansen. (2011). The effects of task dimensionality, endpoint deviation, throughput calculation, and experiment design on pointing measures and models. Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11). Vancouver, BC, Canada, ACM, 1639-1648.

Jacob O. Wobbrock, Alex Jansen and Kristen Shinohara. (2011). Modeling and predicting pointing errors in two dimensions. Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11). Vancouver, BC, Canada, ACM, 1653-1656.

Leah Findlater, Alex Jansen, Kristen Shinohara, Morgan Dixon, Peter Kamb, Joshua Rakita and Jacob O. Wobbrock. (2010). Enhanced area cursors: Reducing fine-pointing demands for people with motor impairments. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '10). New York, NY (October 3-6, 2010).

CACM cover [Cover Story] Kristen Shinohara and Josh Tenenberg. 2009. A blind person's interaction with technology. In Communications of the ACM. 52(8): p.58-66.

Kristen Shinohara and Josh Tenenberg. 2007. Observing Sara: a case study of a blind person's interactions with technology. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '07). Tempe, Arizona (October 15 - 17, 2007). New York: ACM Press, pp 171-178.

Conference Posters

Natalie Maus, Dalton Rutledge, Sedeeq Al-Khazraji, Reynold Bailey, Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm, and Kristen Shinohara. 2020. Gaze-guided Magnification for Individuals with Vision Impairments. In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–8.

Rohan Patel, Pedro Breton, Catherine M. Baker, Yasmine N. El-Glaly, and Kristen Shinohara. 2020. Why Software is Not Accessible: Technology Professionals’ Perspectives and Challenges. In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–9.

Annuska Zolyomi, Taylor Gotfrid, and Kristen Shinohara. 2019. Socializing via a Scarf: Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Explore Smart Textiles. In Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper LBW0217, 6 pages.

Cynthia L. Bennett, Kristen Shinohara, Brianna Blaser, Andrew Davidson and Katherine M. Steele. (2016). Using a Design Workshop To Explore Accessible Ideation. Proceedings of the 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (Reno, Nevada, USA, 2016), 303–304.

[ACM Student Research Competition Poster, Second Place Winner] Kristen Shinohara. (2010). Investigating meaning in uses of assistive devices: implications of social and professional contexts. Proceedings of the 12th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility. Orlando, Florida, USA, ACM, 319-320.

Patel R, Shinohara K, Marshall L, Curioso W. Approaches to tagging by physicians: a design exploration. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2009 Nov 16:977.

Eun Kyoung Choe, Kristen Shinohara, Parmit K. Chilana, Morgan Dixon and Jacob O. Wobbrock. (2009) Exploring the design of accessible goal crossing desktop widgets. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (Boston, Massachusetts April 4-9, 2009). CHI '09. ACM, New York, NY.