Dr Frances Harris
Dr Frances Harris is a Research Scientist at the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her PhD in Anthropology from the New School for Social Research.
Her work is in the areas of disability, assistive technology, and outcomes research. Currently she is working on several federally funded projects. One project is examining the interrelationship between home modifications and wheelchair use and their impact on the health and community participation of people with mobility disabilities. Another project is focused on the participation of employees with mobility disabilities in the workplace.
Another recently completed study performed in-depth interviews on the voting experiences of people with disabilities. Results of this project provided the basis for the development of an online course to help poll workers and other election officials assist voters with disabilities on Election Day.