Varsha is a third-year year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science. She is advised by Shaun Kane, and her research focuses on accessible smart home devices, exploring accessible ways to support people with cognitive disabilities to interact with smart home devices.
- Varsha Koushik and Shaun K. Kane. 2019. "It Broadens My Mind": Empowering People with Cognitive Disabilities through Computing Education. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 514, 12 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300744 (Glasgow, UK – May 4-9, 2019).
- Varsha Koushik, Darren Guinness, and Shaun K. Kane. 2019. StoryBlocks: A Tangible Programming Game To Create Accessible Audio Stories. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 492, 12 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300722 (Glasgow, UK – May 4-9, 2019).
- Shaun K. Kane, Varsha Koushik, and Annika Muehlbradt. 2018. Bonk: accessible programming for accessible audio games. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 132-142. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3202185.3202754 (Trondheim, Norway — June 19 - 22, 2018).