Accessibility and HCI

This project analyzed survey and interview data to study technology use among people with visual impairment in India, Rwanda, Malawi, Costa Rica, South Korea, and Sierra Leone. The project uses an intersectional lens of gender and disability to distinguish the ways men and women experience access in their respective societies. It also examines the idea of accessibility infrastructure with a focus on the social components that can enable or exclude assistive technology use.


  1. Pal, J., Viswanathan, A., Chandra, P., et al. (2017). Choosing to adapt: Agency in technology adoption for mobile smartphone users in Bangalore, India, In Proceedings of the 2017 SIGCHI conference on human factors in computing systems (pp. 5929-5940). link
  2. Pal, J., Chandra, P., et al. (2016) An Accessibility Infrastructure for the Global South, in Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development. link
  3. Pal, J., Youngman, M., O’Neill, T., Chandra, P., & Semushi, C. (2015). Gender and accessibility in Rwanda and Malawi. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (p. 5). ACM. link
Priyank Chandra
Postdoctoral Fellow

I study design and informality focusing on communities who live on the margins.