Organizing an Accessibility-Themed Mini-Hackathon
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conference papers and proceedings
Citation of Original PublicationKuber, Ravi, et al. Organizing an Accessibility-Themed Mini-Hackathon. iConference 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/109670.
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This paper describes the structure of a mini-hackathon which was organized to better understand ways in which navigational technologies can be used to support individuals with disabilities when exploring indoor environments. Pairs of programmers worked together with a navigational API to develop mobile apps to provide route-based information in accessible format. Experiences from the mini-hackathon are described, along with lessons learned. Insights gained from organizing the event may offer promise to accessibility researchers interested in hosting similar types of event.