CREATE is the Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences. Our mission is to make technology accessible and to make the world accessible through technology.

Year 2 Impact Report: Translation Successes
Innovation impact and relationship building with community partners

CREATE projects deployed on a broad scale in 2021-22 include Project Sidewalk, which launched in Mexico and Amsterdam. The Pointing Magnifier assistive pointing aid exceeded 100,000 downloads from third-party sites. And Blocks4All supported two Hour of Code events.

With our new Public Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager, we focused our efforts to establish cooperative relationships between researchers and communities that understand unmet accessibility needs and can provide guidance and direction on how to apply our innovations in real world settings.

Read more about CREATE accomplishments in translation, research, education, and advocacy in our Year 2 Impact Report.

The Pointing Magnifier

With the Pointing Magnifier, the user places a circular area cursor over their desired target to magnify a
section of a color selection menu.

CREATE leaders:

Taking accessibility to the next level

By supporting CREATE, you support education, fund research, and translate those to real-world solutions for the 1 in 4 people in the U.S. who have disabilities.

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The need for greater access

A core mantra of the disability movement is “Nothing about us without us,” yet technical advances often assume a certain set of abilities, limit customizability, and fail to include people with disabilities as creators of technology.

The major challenges of creating accessible technology and of making the world accessible through technology are outpacing even the most talented individual researchers and small teams. 

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Composite photo of the 9 CREATE directors.

Cross-campus, interdisciplinary team

A consortium of faculty from the University of Washington’s Allen School and College of Engineering, School of Medicine and the iSchool.

People of CREATE

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CREATE Impact Reports

CREATE’s annual reports describe our major accomplishments during each academic year and lay out the goals for the next year. Read about major research projects and accomplishments and the collaborations and partnerships making it happen.