As a part of their participation in AccessComputing, the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Towson University:

  • has a representative on AccessComputing phone calls;
  • participates in an AccessComputing Community of Practice;
  • will participate in some future training, Capacity-Building Institute, or other AccessComputing Activity;
  • makes their department more accessible and more welcoming to students with disabilities;
  • collects data about students with disabilities at their institution; and
  • works to improve accessibility of their website and publications.

Gabriele Meiselwitz

Dr. Gabriele Meiselwitz is an associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at Towson University. Her research is in the area of usability and accessibility in education/online learning.

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Jonathan Lazar

Dr. Jonathan Lazar is a professor of computer and information sciences, director of the Undergraduate Program in Information Systems and director of the Universal Usability Laboratory, all at Towson University. Dr. Lazar is involved in teaching and research in the area of human-computer interaction, specifically, web usability, web accessibility for people with disabilities, user-centered design methods, assistive technology, and public policy in the area of human-computer interaction.

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Jinjuan Heidi Feng

Dr. Jinjuan Heidi Feng is an associate professor in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at Towson University. Her research focuses on helping individuals with cognitive disabilities interact with computers. She also works on the development of usable and accessible security applications for individuals with disabilities.

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Suranjan Chakraborty

Dr. Suranjan Chakraborty is an assistant professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University. His primary research relates to requirements engineering processes and understanding the socio-cognitive processes underlying the formulation of requirements. His interest in accessibility stems from work on the development of non-functional requirements for Information Systems. He is developing a theory driven design framework for developing accessible information visualization interfaces.

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Joyram Chakraborty

Dr. Joyram Chakraborty's current work concerns the internationalization of interfaces design. This work relies heavily upon the use of cognitive theories of decision-making as well as fuzzy logic and neural networks. This work investigates the use of cross cultural behavior patterns to establish a cognitive framework to develop learning algorithms to support software developers design culturally sensitive user interfaces.

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Timothy Brooks

Timothy Brooks is the associate director for software development at the Center for Applied Information Technology at Towson University. He is one of the designers, and has guided the implementation of Towson’s “SoundsRight” audio CAPTCHA.

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