Edgewrite: A Versatile Design for Accessible Text Entry
Jacob O. Wobbrock is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University . He works with Professor Brad A. Myers. Jacob’s research interests include input and interaction techniques, human performance, algorithms for input analysis, assistive technology, situational impairments, and mobile computing. Jacob created EdgeWrite, one of the first attempts at improving the accessibility of handheld devices. In 2005, he won the 1st place NISH National Scholar Award for Workplace Innovation and Design. He also was a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow in 2004. He won Best Paper at ACM ASSETS 2004 and was nominated for Best Paper at ACM CHI 2006. He has held industry positions at Google, DoDots, Microsoft Research, and the Intel-Mattel Smart Toy Lab.