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Microsoft Research Partners with UT Austin, Texas iSchool for Microsoft Ability Initiative

March 29, 2019

Despite significant developments in the world of automated image captioning, current image captioning approaches are not well-aligned with the needs of people with visual impairments. People who are blind or with low vision share a unique and real challenge –their visual impairment exposes them to a time-consuming, and sometimes, impossible task of learning what content is present in an image without visual assistance. As such, these communities often seek a visual assistant to describe photos they take themselves or find online. 

King Davis to Receive Benjamin Rush Award for Central State Hospital Archives Project

Feb. 28, 2019

Texas iSchool Colleague and Research Professor King Davis was recently selected for the Benjamin Rush Award from the American Psychiatric Association for, “The Central State Hospital Archives Project.” Known as the “Father” of American psychiatry, Rush is celebrated for his multiple contri

Students Develop Cutting- Edge Prototypes

Sept. 28, 2018

In the Texas iSchool’s Interaction Design class, students learn to “put it all together,” says Dr. Fleming Seay, a longtime adjunct faculty member and senior principal UX engineer at Dell. The project-based course in design thinking allows students to tackle a real-world problem of their choice by gathering and interpreting data, and transforming the implications of that data into a prototype design that is then tested and refined.