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July 15-18, 2019
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Augustina Ragwitz

Augustina Ragwitz
Accessibility Advocate, IBM Center for Open-Source Data & AI Technologies (CODAIT) , IBM


I’ve spent over 20 years working in the software industry and contributing to open source projects. I started exploring vision accessibility to manage my own ADHD struggles with vision over-stimulation thanks to advances in computer screens and increasingly complex user interfaces. Through my role at IBM, I am working with the Oregon Commission for the Blind’s vocational rehabilitation team to advocate for people with blindness in the tech industry.


4:15pm4:55pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Software is a computational model of human behavior, yet human inquiry isn't part of STEM professional development. Anthropology, described by Alfred Kroeber as "the most scientific of the humanities and the most humanitarian of the sciences," has a long relationship with computational analysis. Augustina Ragwitz explores what you can learn from this approach to computation. Read more.