We’re an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Maryland’s Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL).

Our goal is to make the next generation of computing technologies more inclusive. We focus primarily on new mobile and wearable technologies—from touchscreens to head-mounted displays to custom wearable devices—both for broad use as well as for the needs of people with motor or visual impairments. Another thread of our work focuses on the intersection of HCI and machine learning.

Touchscreen study with older adultsA personalized touchscreen keyboard layoutWristband prototype to control an iPad


An overview of our active research projects.


We’re always looking for participants and partners. Join us!


Learn more about the Human-Computer Interaction Lab.


Funding sources

NSF (CAREER 2014-2019, III Medium 2014-2018), DoD (2014-2017), Nokia (2013-2014), Google (2012-2013, 2014-2015)


We’re located at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. You can email us at accessresearch@umd.edu or call Prof. Leah Findlater at 301-405-2533.

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