About Emani

I am a 2nd-year Ph.D. student, NSF GRFP Fellow, and UC-HBCU Fellow in the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine. In my research, I use qualitative methods in designing, developing, and evaluating assistive technology to support autistic individuals, especially those from historically marginalized communities, through a community-based/community-partnered participatory research approach. 

Interests: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Accessibility, and Assistive Technology

Research Approach: Action Research framework, Participatory Design, and Community-based/Community Partnered Participatory Research

What’s Happening
  • Writing Comprehensive Exam Paper
  • Recruiting for Co-design Sessions (see flyer)

Emani’s work explores the use of assistive technology to support everyday living for autistic individuals.

Using Sound Sensors to Support Sound Sensitivity Awareness in Autistic Individuals

Through the design and evaluation of an multi-device assistive intervention, this work seeks to explore the overall effectiveness of AT to support noise sensitivity in autistic individuals.

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Coping Their Way: Social Support for Noise Sensitivity in Two Online Autism Forums

This work applies a social support framework to explore needs and desires of autisitc individuals who are noise sensitive in two online autism forums.

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