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Ather Sharif

Doctoral student, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

Computer science, Engineering and design

ather@cs.washington.edu

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Expertise: Human-computer interaction; accessibility; visualizations; personalization; disability rights and advocacy; diversity, equity and inclusion

Ather is a doctoral student at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, focusing broadly on the area of human-computer interaction and specifically on the intersection of accessibility, visualization and personalization. He is also a software engineer at Comcast, and founder of EvoXLabs, an initiative dedicated to bridging the gap between technology and people with disabilities. Additionally, Ather serves as an executive board member for the Alliance of People with disAbilities and as a member of the Accessibility User Advisory Group for the Office of the ADA Coordinator at the UW. He has pioneered several initiatives including the evoHaX Hackathons and the Accessible World Conference, and is dedicated to increasing the accessibility of information technology and the full participation of people with disabilities in computing.