Conference Appearances

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RESNA Conference 2021 – Virtual Conference

Welcome Home July 7th-9th, 2021

Obiedat, Q. (Presenter & Author), Schwartz, J., (Author), Mendonca, R. (Author), Burns, S. (Author), Drake, M. A. (Author), O’Donnell, L. (Author), Smith, R. O. (Author), Poster. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, “Using video recordings as a COVID-19 adaptation to study the inter-rater reliability of the AccessTools app.” (July 2021).

Mendonca, R. (Presenter & Author), Smith, R. O. (Author), Poster. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, “Feasibility Analysis: MED-AUDIT (Medical Equipment Device – Accessibility and Universal Design Information Tool).” (July 2021).

Mendonca, R. (Presenter & Author), Smith, R. O. (Author), Burns, S. (Author), Pickens, N. (Author). Poster. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, “Professional and Consumer Home Safety Evaluation Apps: HESTIA-NextGen.” (July 2021).

Ardehali, M. (Presenter & Author). Poster, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, “Classifying the Direction of Covert Visuospatial Attention Using a Novel Analysis Method: Pilot Study.” (July 2021).

O’Donnell, L. (Presenter & Author), Drake, M. A. (Author), Poster. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, “AccessPlace Stakeholder Product Validation.” (July 2021).

Raychoudhury, V. (Presenter & Author), Edinger, J. (Author), Osman, G. (Author), Smith, R. O. (Author). Poster. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, “MyPath: Accessible Routing for Wheelchair Users through Sensor-based Surface Characteristic Classification.” (July 2021).

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OT Summit of Scholars – Virtual Conference

Research in the Virtual World June 23rd-25th, 2021

Ardehali, M. (Presenter & Author), Poster. OT Summit of Scholars Conference, Virtual Conference, “Classifying the Direction of Covert Visuospatial Attention Using a Novel Analysis Method: Pilot Study.” (June 2021).

O’Donnell, L. (Author), Drake, M. A. (Presenter & Author), Smith, R. O. (Author & Presenter), Poster. OT Summit of Scholars Conference, Virtual Conference,”AccessPlace Stakeholder Product Validation: Southeastern Wisconsin I-Corps and Project IMPACT.” (June 2021).

Schwartz, J. (Author), Mendonca, R. (Presenter & Author), Burns, S. (Author), Obiedat, Q. (Author), Smith, R. O. (Author). Poster. OT Summit of Scholars Conference, Virtual Conference, “Feasibility of a Self-Paced Training on Standardized Assessment of the Community Environment.” (June 2021).

Schwartz, J. (Author), Mendonca, R. (Author), Burns, S. (Author), Obiedat, Q. (Author), Smith, R. O. (Presenter & Author), Drake, M. A. (Author), O’Donnell, L. (Author), Poster. OT Summit of Scholars Conference, Virtual Conference, “The Impact of Community Accessibility Assessment: A National Multisite Study.” (June 2021).


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Undergraduate Research Fellows Symposium and The University of Wisconsin Health Research Symposium

Virtual Conferences April 16th, 2021, and May 2nd-7th, 2021

Follansbee, B. (Presenter & Author), Sullivan, M. (Presenter & Author), Schwindt, C. (Presenter & Author), Drake, M. A.D. (Presenter & Author), Smith, R. O. (Presenter & Author), Poster, Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium, Virtual, “Preliminary Construct Validity of the AccessTools Public Building Assessment for People with Disabilities” Online Poster. (April 16th, 2021).

McGavock, K. (Presenter & Author), Vosberg, M. (Presenter & Author), O’Donnell, L. (Author), Selingo, L. (Author), Smith, R.O. (Author), Poster, Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium, Virtual, “Known Group Validity of the AcessPlace Building Accessibility App among Individuals with Motor, Cognitive, Hearing, and Visual Impairments”, Online Poster. (April 16th, 2021).

Follansbee, Brooke (Presenter & Author), Sullivan, M. (Presenter & Author), Schwindt C. (Presenter & Author), Drake, M. A. D. (Author), Smith, R. O. (Author), Poster, Health Sciences Symposium Conference, Online, ” Preliminary Construct Validation and Coding of the AccessTools Public Building Assessment for People with Disabilities” Online Poster. (May 2nd-7th, 2021).

McGavock, K. (Presenter & Author), Vosberg, M. (Presenter & Author), O’Donnell, L. (Author), Selingo, L. (Author), Smith, R.O. (Author), Poster, Health Sciences Symposium Conference, Online, “Exploration of Known Group Validity of the AcessPlace Building Accessibility App among Individuals with Motor, Cognitive, Hearing, and Visual Impairments”, Online Poster. (May 2nd-7th, 2021).


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University of Wisconsin-Systems Symposium for Undergraduate Research

Virtual Conference April 28th, 2021

Follansbee, Brooke (Presenter & Author), Sullivan, (Presenter & Author), Schwindt (Presenter & Author), Drake, M. A.D. (Presenter & Author), Smith, R. O. (Presenter & Author), Poster, UW Systems Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Virtual, ” Expert Coding of the AccessTools Taxonomy for People with Disabilities”, Online Poster. (April, 2021).

McGavock, K. (Presenter & Author), Vosberg, M. (Presenter & Author), O’Donnell, L. (Presenter & Author), Selingo, L. (Author), Smith, R.O. (Author), Poster, UW Systems Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Virtual, “Known Group Validity of the AcessPlace Building Accessibility App among Individuals with Motor, Cognitive, Hearing, and Visual Impairments”, Online Poster. (April 2021).


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American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference 2020 – Virtual Conference

97th Annual Conference October 21-24, 2020

Drake, M. A. D., O’Donnell, L. & Smith, R. O. (2020). An exploratory study investigating COVID-19 health safety measures using the ARB COVID-19 Restaurant Safety Measure Questionnaire. ACRM Conference, Virtual Conference.

O’Donnell, L., Drake, M.A.D., & Smith, R.O. (2020). Accessplace App Needs Assessment: Ascertaining Stakeholder Perspectives Through Customer Discovery. ACRM Conference, Virtual Conference.

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IEEE Per Aware City 2021 – Virtual Workshop

Smarter Cities for Better Social Good Virtual Workshop March 22, 2021

Smith, R. O. (2021). Enabling Smart Cities to Become Even Smarter Through Design for Disability. Invited Presenter at the IEEE PerAwareCity 2021 Conference. Kassel, Germany.

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AOTA Education Summit 2020 – Virtual Conference

Virtual Conference October 14-16, 2020

Drake, M. A. D., Obiedat, Q. M. & Smith, R. O. (2020). Accessibility Rating for Buildings: AccessTools as a Medium for Teaching Universal Design. American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, Virtual Conference.

O’Donnell, L., Drake, M.A.D., & Smith, R.O. (2020). Fulfilling ACOTE Accessibility Standards with a Community Engagement Event Using the AccessPlace App. American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, Virtual Conference.

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RESNA Conference 2020 – Virtual Conference

Enter the RESNA Universe September 23-24, 2020

Ardehali, M., Obiedat, Q., George, O., Follansbee, B., Smith, R. O. (September, 2020). Using a novel training paradigm for classification of Absolutely Volitional Covert Visuospatial Attention (AV-CVSA) direction through EEG signals: a pilot study. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Virtual Conference.

George, O., Ardehali, M., Obiedat, Q., Follansbee, B., Ahamed, S., Smith, R. (September, 2020). Applying machine learning in the classification of visuospatial attention signal patterns for communication and control. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Virtual Conference.

Obiedat, Q., Smith, R. O. (September, 2020). Optimizing the content validity of the AccessTools app through the study of inter-rater reliability. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Virtual Conference.

O’Donnell, L. & Sowers, J. (September, 2020). International Assistive Technology Service Case Report: Outcomes of a Romanian and University Collaboration. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Virtual Conference.

Smith, R. O., Drake, M. A. D., O’Donnell, L., Bauman, K., Sullivan, M., Pearson, S., Ives, C. & McGavock, K. (2020). Access ratings for buildings: Utilization of community engagement events to populate the database with accessible information. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Virtual Conference.

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Occupational Therapy Summit – Fort Collins, CO (conference cancelled)

Emerging Research June 18-20, 2020

Ardehali, M.A., Obiedat, Q.M., George, O., Follansbee, B.C., Smith, R.O (Accepted, not presented due to COVID-19). Using a Novel Analysis Paradigm for Classification of Absolutely Volitional Covert Visuospatial Attention Direction through EEG Signals: A Pilot Study. Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars, Fort Collins, CO.

Obiedat, Q., Ardehali, M., George, O., Follansbee, B., Smith, R. O. (Accepted, not presented due to COVID-19). Investigating a new EEG-based BCI Data Collection paradigm for the classification of Absolutely Volitional Covert Visuospatial Attention (AV-CVSA) direction: a pilot study. Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars, Fort Collins, CO.


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RESNA Conference 2019 – Toronto, Canada

Rehab Week June 24-28, 2019

Gauthier, C., Paul, H., Smith, R. O. (June, 2019). Challenge and strategy of disability infobases. [Conference presentation]. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Mathson, M. A., Murphy, A. L., Ardehali, M. M., & Smith, R. O. (June, 2019). Small Kitchen Appliances Accessibility and Universal Design Information Tool (SKA-AUDIT) [Conference presentation]. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Mendonca, R., Pickens, N., Burns, S., Smith R.O. (June, 2019). Mobile Health for Complex Decision Making. [Conference presentation]. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.

McCartney, A., Smith, R. O. (June, 2019). Evaluating the need for validation of AccessTools for deaf individuals: A qualitative study. [Conference presentation]. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Obiedat, Q., Ardehali, M., Follansbee, B., Smith, R. O. (June, 2019). The Integration of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) as Control Module for Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Intervention in Post-Stroke Upper Extremity Rehabilitation [Conference presentation]. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Silverman, M.K., Jozwik, S., Lund, S., Moerchen, V., Smith, R. O. (June, 2019) ITIP2: Interdisciplinary technology instruction program for individualized technology implementation planning. [Conference presentation]. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Smith, R.O., Tomashek, D., Wilson, C. (June, 2019). Perspectives on Building Accessibility: Survey responses by people with disabilities on accessibility experiences and the need for information. [Conference presentation]. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.

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