AccessComputing Partner: Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University
North Carolina State University (NCSU) AccessComputing Team Members
Suzanne Balik is a Lecturer in Computer Science at NCSU. She is also a Ph.D. student whose dissertation focuses on providing people who are blind with the means to create and examine graphs (node-link diagrams) in a universally accessible way.
Sina Bahram is an accessibility researcher and doctoral candidate in the Department of Computer Science at NCSU. His field of research is Human Computer Interaction (HCI) with a focus on the use of innovative environments and multi-modal approaches to facilitate eyes-free exploration of highly graphical information.
Greg Kraus is the Information Technology Accessibility Coordinator at NCSU where he works with developers, faculty, content creators, and administrators to consult on the accessibility of campus projects, provide training, and help set policy to ensure a barrier-free IT environment for all people.
Rebecca Sitton is the Assistive Technology Coordinator in the Disability Services Office at NCSU.
Rob St. Amant is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at NCSU. His current research is on human-computer interaction, cognitive modeling, and accessibility.
Matt Stallmann is a Professor of Computer Science at NCSU.
Sabina T. Vermeulen, Associate Director, has been working at the NCSU Disability Services Office since August 1999. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, and a Master of Science in Education-Rehabilitation Counseling from Hunter College of The City University of New York.
As a part of their participation in AccessComputing, the Department of Computer Science at NCSU:
- has a representative on AccessComputing phone calls;
- participates in an AccessComputing Community of Practice;
- participated in an AccessComputing Capacity-Building Institute;
- 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;
- works to improve accessibility of their website and publications;
- has hosted interns funded by AccessComputing; and
- will create a small working group to focus on accessibility issues which will work with a student advisory group and enlist their computing students to help build things to solve accessibility issues.