Abigale Stangl conducts research aimed at elucidating and reducing the social and technical factors that exclude people with disabilities from accessing information and developing critical media and information literacies. Through this work–which sits at the intersection of information science, education, and design–she contributes to the design of vision to touch, touch to language, and vision to language information technologies that make information accessible non-visually. She also designs and implements inclusive educational experiences, aimed at positioning all community members to be designers and makers. She holds a PhD in Technology, Media & Society and a Masters of Science in Information Communication Technology for Development (ICTD), both from the ATLAS Institute at CU Boulder, a graduate diploma in landscape studies from Lincoln University and a Bachelors of Environmental Design degree from CU Boulder. She is a founding director of the Visionaria Peru program, an initiative to support clean cooking and women’s empowerment in Peru. Her doctoral advisor was Tom Yeh, assistant professor of computer science.
After receiving her PhD in Technology, Media & Society, Abigale continued as a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, supervised by Dr. Danna Gurari.
- Danna Gurari, Qing Li, Abigale J. Stangl, Anhong Guo, Chi Lin, Kristen Grauman, Jiebo Luo and Jeffrey P. Bigham. 2018. VizWiz Grand Challenge: Answering Visual Questions from Blind People. In 2018 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (Salt Lake City, Utah, June 18-22, 2018).
- Ryo Suzuki, Abigale Stangl, Mark D. Gross, and Tom Yeh. 2017. FluxMarker: Enhancing Tactile Graphics with Dynamic Tactile Markers. In Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility(ASSETS '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 190-199. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3132525.3132548 (Baltimore, Maryland, Oct. 20 - Nov. 1, 2017).
- Abigale Stangl, Joanna Weidler-Lewis, Carlye Lauff, Emily Price, and Eric Fauble. 2017. The SEL Transition Wheel: Designing for Early Childhood Social Emotional Learning. In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ‘17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 334-339. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3078072.3079746 (Stanford, California, June 27-30, 2017).