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Designing smart visual technologies with people with intellectual disability

This research is part of a Future Fellowship project funded by the Australian Research Council. You will join a team of researchers and research students in the school of computer science, with expertise in the disciplines of human computer interactions and data science.In broad terms, the project is seeking to understand how the meaning of images can be computed and used in the design of intelligent interfaces which can be used by and support people with intellectual disability.The visual interactions …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Computer Science
Research centre(s)

Gender, disability and entrepreneurship

Despite women’s entrepreneurship research encouraging scholars to expand upon the questions asked and approaches taken (Ahl, 2006; Hughes et al., 2012) there are few studies exploring the intersection of gender and disability in this field. This topic area offers students the opportunity to study gender and disability in relation to entrepreneurship, and potentially explore the experiences of disabled women entrepreneurs, an under-researched group. Broadly, the topic has the potential to advance the gender and entrepreneurship field by exploring how and …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Management
Research centre(s)

Information accessibility for people with a disability

Our research is seeking to answer the question: 'How can we make information accessible to people with diverse needs?'The web has become the primary mechanism for information delivery. However, there can be significant barriers accessing this information for people with intellectual disabilities.This project aims to address the web usability issue by developing technological solutions. These solutions will allow people with intellectual disabilities to independently seek information.We're looking for multiple students to join this research project. You can work on a …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Computer Science
Research centre(s)

The future of work for people with intellectual, cognitive or learning disabilities

It is increasingly clear that the future of work will be profoundly impacted by technology, automation and digital platforms. Yet the extent to which these innovations will impact on the availability and security of employment opportunities for people with intellectual and cognitive disabilities is uncertain. This broad topic offers opportunities for students to investigate the future of employment within the competitive labour market for people with intellectual and cognitive disabilities. Projects could adopt individual, parent or advocate, disability employment service …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Management
Research centre(s)

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