Popular Press

Breaking Down Barriers: The Challenge of Getting Around Tokyo in a Wheelchair

In this article from The Japan Times (originally published on November 3, 2018), I discuss the importance of diversity and availability of assistive technologies in relation to Japan’s preparations for the 2020 Olympic/Paralympic games.

 Mapping Wheelchair Access in Philly and the Suburbs

In this article from The Philadelphia Inquirer (originally published on April 12, 2018), I explain the practical and pedagogical virtues of using crowdsourcing technologies to map access in public and private spaces.

Building Better Maps for the Disabled Community 

In this article from CNET (originally published on April 6, 2018), I explain the importance of intersectionality and incorporating non-traditional perspectives into our schemes when developing access maps for communities in flux.

How A Trip to Japan Led a Graduate Student to Completely Overhaul Penn’s Campus Map

In this article from The Daily Pennsylvanian (originally published on March 25, 2018), I explain how a general lack of accessibility to temples, shrines, and other research sites in Japan inspired me to create new assistive technologies and ways of mapping.

Crowd-Sourced Map Showcases Campus Accessibility in Real Time

In this article from Penn Today (originally published March 21, 2018), I explain how constant construction and the emergence of physical and social barriers to access on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus led me to engineer a new kind of mapping technology.