Center on Disabilities



This community houses documents pertaining to CSUN's Center on Disabilities. Included are collections of scholarship published by the Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities , and the proceedings of the International Conference on Assistive Technology and Persons with Disabilities .


The Center on Disabilities is committed to the vision of an inclusive society where persons of all abilities have the chance to achieve their goals and experience success. Through excellent training and research, we nurture learning and innovation to improve the world for people with disabilities.

The center sponsors assistive technology training programs to expand the awareness of professionals and introduce newcomers to the disability field, and hosts the largest international conference focused on the field of assistive technology.


Works in CSUN ScholarWorks are made available exclusively for educational purposes such as research or instruction. Literary rights, including copyright for published works held by the creator(s) or their heirs, or other third parties may apply. All rights are reserved unless otherwise indicated by the copyright owner(s).

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Recent Submissions

  • Kouroupetroglou, Georgios; Martos, Aineias (California State University, Northridge., 2017)
    Dot elevation and dot density are two main variables that dominate the recognition and conceptualization of tactile embossed graphics by blind individuals. Nevertheless, few studies have investigated tactile sensitivity ...
  • Crest, Chelsea; Ferrari, Reny; Fogarty, Jennifer L.; Sennott, Samuel C.; Hix-Small, Hollie (California State University, Northridge., 2017)
    The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of teacher coaching and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) modeling using an Apple iPad, during the implementation of Model, Encourage, Respond (MODELER) ...
  • Matsuo, Masaki; Sakajiri, Masatsugu; Onishi, Junji; Ono, Tsukasa; Miura, Takahiro (California State University, Northridge., 2017)
    Computer games are becoming increasingly diversified. The lead author of this paper first encountered them early in elementary school. One of the authors recalls quite often having had fun playing games with his neighborhood ...
  • Tang, Hao; Amuneke, Tayo; Lantigua, Juan; Zou, Huang; Seiple, William; Zhu, Zhigang (California State University, Northridge., 2017)
    Trip planning is useful for every traveler, especially for visually impaired people because they can learn maps and routes prior to their upcoming journey. Research on trip planning for the visually impaired has been more ...
  • Smith, Taliesin L.; Lewis, Clayton; Moore, Emily B. (California State University, Northridge., 2017)
    Interactive simulations are increasingly important in science education, yet most are inaccessible to blind learners. In developing an accessible prototype of a PhET interactive science simulation, we encountered significant ...