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This week at the iSchool
Jacob Wobbrock works to make technology work for everyone, regardless of physical abilities.

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News

The UW MAD Lab, led by iSchool Associate Professor Jacob Wobbrock, seeks to make technology accessible for everyone. We wrote about the lab and Wobbrock’s work, which has influenced such innovations as the VoiceOver technology on Apple iPhones.

A new partnership between the University of Washington and the University of British Columbia will use data to tackle urban issues such as traffic and homelessness. A $1 million donation from Microsoft will seed the partnership, in which Associate Professor Bill Howe will have a leading role. Howe heads the Urbanalytics project, based in the iSchool. The Seattle Times covered the partnership announcement, as did GeekWire and UW News.

Recode is the latest to cover our upcoming course, “Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data.” Jevin West talked to the website about the impetus for the class.

Cleary Professor Michelle Martin’s Camp Read-a-Rama, an idea conceived while she was at Clemson University, is alive and well now that she’s at the iSchool. We talked to her about the program, which aims to help prevent the “summer slide” among kids.

Audrey Lorberfeld, an online MLIS student, was featured prominently in a Vice article about librarians this week. The story says many are “not sitting quietly anymore” in response to changes coming from our elected leaders in Washington, D.C.

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