Enhancing Quality of Life for People who are Blind or Low Vision Using Computing Technology
Kyle Rector is a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, co-advised by Julie Kientz and Richard Ladner. She has research interests in Human-Computer Interaction and Accessibility. More specifically, she is interested in developing Eyes-Free Technologies that enhance quality of life, including exercise and art technologies for people who are blind or low vision. She is a Google PhD Fellow (2015), an NSF Graduate Research Fellow (2012-2015), a Google Anita Borg Scholar (2010), and a Palantir Scholarship for Women in Technology Semi-Finalist (2013). Her research has been recently covered by MIT Technology Review, Microsoft, Gizmag, GeekWire, and c|net. Kyle received her MS from the University of Washington (2012) and her BS from Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science from Oregon State University (2010).