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Activity Number: 181 - Delivering Data Differently
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Monday, August 8, 2022 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Committee on Statistics and Disability
Abstract #319247
Title: Delivering Data Differently
Author(s): Mark Hansen* and Ben Rubin* and Kimberly Arcand* and Jonathan Godfrey* and Allyson Bieryla*
Companies: Columbia University and Ear Studio and Harvard University and Massey University & ONZM and Harvard & Smithsonian
Keywords: data visualization; accessibility; diversity; human computer interaction; data vivification

The Academy Award nominated film, Feeling Through, is a rare glimpse into the world of deafblindness, and the first movie to star a deafblind actor. The film marks a long-needed cultural shift towards awareness of the lack of accessibility for the disabled. Unfortunately, science suffers from the same accessibility issues. In addition to increasing gender and racial diversity, expanding accessibility is an important part of opening science to diverse perspectives. This talk focuses on technology that will enable more people to interact with science through diversifying data delivery.

Data are largely connected to humans through visualizations which disenfranchises people with low vision or blindness. The growing field of human-computer interaction is developing multiple ways to connect humans with data. All panelists are experienced in either using sound, touch, haptics (the use of technology that stimulates the senses of touch and motion), virtual reality, or artistic methods to create connections between humans and data. This panel introduces statisticians to these methods so they can contribute and explore this burgeoning field.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

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