- zhuohao [at] uw.edu
- Photo taken at CHI 2019
My name is Zhuohao (Jerry) Zhang (Chinese: 张倬豪). I am currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Washington, focusing on HCI and accessibility research. I am fortunate to work with Prof. Jacob Wobbrock at the ACE Lab. I obtained my Master of Science degree in CS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where I worked with Prof. Yang Wang at the SALT Lab, and my Bachelor’s degree in CS from Zhejiang University, China. I also worked closely with Prof. Anhong Guo at the University of Michigan and Prof. Shiri Azenkot at Cornell Tech. During summers, I also worked as a research scientist intern at Microsoft Research, Meta Reality Labs, and Adobe Research.
I am interested in addressing real-world accessibility problems by designing assistive technologies leveraging multimodal interaction techniques and human-AI collaboration. Recently, I am working on designing intelligent interactive systems to enable blind and low-vision people to move from consumers to creators of digital content like slides, visualizations, and even videos.
Making digital ‘artboards’ accessible for blind users to both interpret and author by using multi-modal interaction techniques.
Making collaborative document editing accessible for screen reader users by centralizing scattered information, sonifying visual information, and simplifying complex operations.
Designed an ‘Assistive Transfer System’ (ATS) for blind people to achieve different tasks like solving complex visual CAPTCHAs and redact private information in pictures. It sources accurate, remote, and just-in-time assistance from their trusted allies.
SOUPS, 2023. A11yBoard: Making Digital Artboards Accessible to Blind and Low-Vision Users
CHI, 2023. Developing and Deploying a Real-World Solution for Accessible Slide Reading and Authoring for Blind Users
ASSETS, 2023. CollabAlly: Accessible Collaboration Awareness in Document Editing
Best Paper Honorable Mentions