Cynthia Bennett: Access for All

Cynthia Bennett is a researcher with a passion for ensuring that everyone can access technology.

One project that she has worked on looked at assistive technology for people with disabilities and how interdependence on others is as important as independence. Another project that she contributed to researched how visually impaired teenagers access social media which include photos.  She has also worked in a team which created an app which added voice output to access text included in textbook figures, alongside Braille labels, by using QR codes.

Cynthia’s area of research is in Human-Computer Interaction and more specifically. Disability-Informed Human-Centred Design. As a blind person, Cynthia understands from first-hand experience that technology can be a barrier or can assist and she has used her experiences and understanding to champion access for all.


Computing & PSHE&C: Find out about assistive technology and design a product to support someone with a disability.

This work was supported by the Institute of Coding, which is supported by the Office for Students (OfS).