Sambhavi Chandrashekar

Adjunct Professor, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

Biography

Sambhavi Chandrashekar is an Adjunct Professor in Research and Graduate Studies with the OCAD University and a Sessional Instructor / Research Supervisor in theirMasters program in Inclusive Design. She holds a Ph.D. in Information Studies from the iSchool, University of Toronto, complemented by two years of postdoctoral research funded by a MITACS Elevate Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowship with the University of Toronto. She holds two Masters degrees–M.Sc. in Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics from University College London (UK) and M.Sc. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in India. Sambhavi has been working with the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / Inclusive Design Research Centre since 2005, both directly and indirectly, on several research projects involving people with disabilities. She supervises a variety of student projects in the Masters program in Inclusive Design. Her primary research interest lies in the inclusive design of information, communication and mobility systems with special focus on the needs of people with disabilities. She also works towards promoting the use of tablet devices as assistive technologies for people with cognitive and speech-language impairments through the design and development of appropriate software. She was one of the expert evaluators of W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 prior to their publication in December 2008.
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