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

  • Murillo-Morales, Tomas; Miesenberger, Klaus; Plhák, Jaromír (California State University, Northridge., 2018)
    Semantically-enhanced graphics are annotated with formal underpinnings in order to augment them with the semantics of what they depict. Among their many potential uses they provide means for more efficient accessibility ...
  • Kelly, Stacy M.; Kapperman, Gaylen (California State University, Northridge., 2018)
    This article presents an overview of mainstream and assistive technology skills and tools to be mastered by high school students who are blind in preparation for postsecondary education. It is an update to an article written ...
  • Maich, Kimberly; Jahnke, Jennifer; Rutherford, Camille (California State University, Northridge., 2018)
    This pilot project utilized a mixed-methodology approach to investigating assistive technology (AT) with students enrolled in a college program for students with intellectual disabilities. Its purpose was the provision of ...
  • Abualsamid, Ahmad; Hughes, Charles E. (California State University, Northridge., 2018)
    A mobile app, modeled after social media apps, was developed to apply token based response cost procedure intervention in special needs classrooms. Our pilot case study showed that when afforded user friendly mobile apps ...
  • Thompson, Terrill (California State University, Northridge., 2018)
    Researchers conducted 13 interviews and focus groups with 37 individuals, primarily at the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, to develop a better understanding of how persons with disabilities interact with video ...