Hello My name is Haoran Wen. I am a rising junior studying at Rutgers University. I am majoring in Computer Science and will be graduating winter of 2021.
My mentor for the DREU program is Dr. Amy Hurst at New York Univeirsty. Amy Hurst is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development and the Department of Technology, Culture and Society in the Tandon School of Engineering. She is the director of the Ability Project, an interdisciplinary research space dedicated to the intersection between disability and technology. To learn more about Dr. Amy Hurst please vister to website at https://amyhurst.com
I am also working with and receiving guidance from Clair Kearney-Volpe, a PhD student working with Dr. Amy Hurst.
My project revolves around web accessibility. Specifically how to make web development accessible to blind and low vision individuals and screen reader users. When building websites screen reader users often require a third party member to validate CSS visually. In other work, the CSS validation process of web development is not completely accessible. The goal of my project would be to create a CSS validation tool that would allow screen readers to develop websites freely and independently without third-party assistant.