Dr. Karyn Moffatt receives NSERC and FQRNT grants for research on accessible technology for people with disabilities and older computer users


Dr. Karyn Moffatt, School of Information Studies Assistant Professor, has received the following research grants:

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) 5-year Discovery Grant for the project “Socially-Informed Accessible Technology: Improving Access to Technology, Information, and People” which will research accessible technology for users with physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities, with a goal to develop new generation assistive devices and accessible technologies that are sensitive to the social environments within which they will be used, and that seek to leverage those relationships to improve assistance and support.
  • Fonds de recherche du Québec (FQRNT) 2-year New Researchers Start Up Program grant for the project “Advancing Accessible Computing by Considering Real World Use”. This research will advance accessible computing for older adults through the study of real world computer use.