Disability Justice and Technology – UROP Spring Symposium 2021

Disability Justice and Technology

Jasmine Duong


Pronouns: she/her

Research Mentor(s): Sarita Yardi Schoenebeck, Associate Professor
Research Mentor School/College/Department: School of Information,
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 6 (4pm-4:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 19
Presenter: 2

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Blind people use commercially available visual description services powered by either human agents or artificial intelligence in their daily lives to alleviate access barriers. However, few works discuss the security risks for Blind people when inadvertently exposing private content during the use of these services. From the personal narratives of Blind people, this study seeks to inform the design of privacy preserving and equitable technologies for and with Blind people. Through semi-structured interviews with Blind people, this study unearths the current privacy-preserving practices they use, and the values and considerations to be included in emerging technologies. This work offers the conceptualization of image obfuscation techniques in upcoming design iterations of visual description services.

Authors: Rahaf Alharbi, Jasmine Duong, Robin Brewer, Sarita Schoenebeck
Research Method: Qualitative Study

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