Dr Oussama Metatla
Oussama leads CRITICAL. He completed his PhD in 2010 at Queen Mary University of London on the use of sound to support non-visual interaction with digital information. He was a Researcher Co-Investigator on two EPSRC projects Crossmodal Collaborative Interfaces (2010-2012) and Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (2012-2015), which were direct extensions of his PhD thesis. He was also an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University (2014-2015) before being awarded an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship, hosted at the University of Bristol.
Partners & Collaborators
- Sensory Support Services, Bristol, UK
- SEN Support Services, Oxford, UK
- Reading Borough Council Visual Impairment Team, Reading, UK
- Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB), Birmingham, UK
- Dr. Michael Proulx, Crossmodal Cognition Lab, University of Bath, UK
- Dr. Bruce Walker, Sonification Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Collaboration & Research Opportunities
Postdoc & PhD studentship
Individuals & Organisations
We are interested in hearing from individuals, organisations and schools involved in supporting visually-impaired learners. We would like to engage with such groups and individuals to understand current challenges faced by teachers, visually-impaired students and parents in ensuring adequate access to learning material and group learning activities with sighted peers. We would also like to invite interested parties to participate in the design and evaluations of educational tools that could address such challenges. Please contact Dr Oussama Metatla for more details.