The topic of my talk revolves around web accessibility in developing countries, with a particular focus on addressing challenges and implementing solutions to ensure inclusivity in the digital realm. Drawing on research and personal experiences as a researcher from Pakistan, I will discuss the impact of limited accessibility, share insights from successful models, and propose strategies for improvement. From tackling infrastructure challenges to emphasizing the principles of inclusive design, the talk aims to underscore the importance of making the internet more accessible for diverse populations, fostering a more equitable and inclusive global digital landscape.
Sheza MunirGraduate Student Instructor @ University of Michigan School of Information
I'm Sheza Munir, a passionate researcher from Pakistan currently pursuing a Master's in Health Informatics with a Data Science focus at the University of Michigan. My academic journey includes a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from LUMS, and my professional experience spans roles such as a Flutter Engineer at WeOverI and an Open Source Fellow at MLH Fellowship. As a Graduate Student Instructor at UMSI, I am mentoring over 100 students, fostering a positive learning environment. My research contributions include spearheading the creation of an Urdu speech training dataset for deepfake detection at CSALT LUMS and designing 'Aarzu,' a physical therapy application for patients with disabilities. With proficiency in Python, C++, SQL, and various frameworks, I am excited to share insights from my diverse experiences in web accessibility, emphasizing inclusive design and accessible technology for a more equitable digital future in my session.