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Email me at aschaad [at] uw [dot] edu

About Me

I am a fourth-year PhD student in the University of Washington Information School. I am advised by Wanda Pratt and am a member of the iMed Research Group.

My broad research goal is for people with disabilities to be empowered when they use technology. I'm currently researching autonomy of mentally ill patients in psychiatric settings, and I've previously worked on creativity tools for blind and visually-impaired people.

I received my BS in Computer Science and BA in English from George Fox University. In the past, I have done accessibility research with the Enable team at Microsoft Research, and software engineering research through the CRA-W DREU. As of March 2021, I am a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow!

My other interests include fiber crafts, science fiction, and poetry.

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