My PhD research explores how assistive technologies can facilitate nature-based experiences for visually impaired people (VIPs). I'm investigating how VIPs currently use technology when outdoors, their needs in outdoor nature and open spaces, and barriers experienced due to inaccessibility of the environment or of technology. I'm also interested in the efficacy of current orientation and mobility training practices in open space exploration for VIPs. Having an understanding of VIP's attitudes towards technology and outdoor mobility and exploration, I aim to investigate how technology can motivate VIPs to engage with outdoor nature.
Prior to joining UCLIC as a PhD student, I completed MSc Human-Computer Interaction at UCLIC in 2017. My dissertation looked at the accessibility and accuracy of current GPS-based navigation technologies (mobile apps and standalone assistive navigation tech for VIPs) when navigating the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Previously I've worked as a Business Analyst and Digital Project Manager for Springer-Nature (previously Nature Publishing Group).
|Maryam Bandukda, Catherine Holloway, Aneesha Singh, Nadia Berthouze||PLACES: A Framework for Supporting Blind and Partially Sighted People in Outdoor Leisure Activities||2020||The 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Conference paper (text), Virtual Event Greece|
|M Savagea, N Tyler, F Seghersa, N Afdhilaa, Fineberg A End, R Frost, Catherine Holloway, S Boiten, M Allen, R Kejariwala||Applying Market Shaping Approaches to Increase Access to Assistive Technology: Summary of the Wheelchair Product Narrative||2019||Global Report on effective access to Assistive Technology, Conference paper (text), Geneva, Switzerland|
|Catherine Holloway, B Chiira, B Oldfrey, Giulia Barbareschi, S Albala, R Ayah, J Olenja, Ramos F Barajas, S Chapman, H Dawes||AT innovation ecosystem design – a kenyan case study||2019||Global Report on effective access to Assistive Technology, Geneva, Switzerland, Conference paper (text), Geneva. Switzerland|
|Fineberga A End, M Savageb, V Austinc, S Boitend, J Droopd, M Allen, P Heydte, D Sondergaard, G Mitra||ATscale – Establishing a Cross-Sector Partnership to Increase Access to Assistive Technology||2019||Global Report on effective access to Assistive Technology, Geneva, Switzerland, Conference paper (text), Geneva, Switzerland|
|Catherine Holloway, K Rubango||Learnings from the AT2030 Programme for Service Delivery in LMICs||2019||International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Conference abstract/presentation slides, Kobe, Hyogo, Japam|
|Giulia Barbareschi, Jan C Aranda, M Nique, Barajas F Ramos, Catherine Holloway||Mobile Phones as Assistive Technologies: Gaps and Opportunities||2019||Global Report on effective access to Assistive Technology, Geneva, Switzerland, Conference paper (text), Geneva, Switzerland|
|V Austin, Catherine Holloway||Overcoming systematic global barriers to AT: a new methodology and quickstart testing through a £20m programme||2019||Consultation for the Global Report on Assistive Technology (GReAT), Conference paper (text), Geneva, Switzerland|
|Catherine Holloway, M Inakage, de Melo L Paes, M Miodownik||Prosthetics & Orthotics in 2030 – How will material science and design transform the possible?||2019||International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Conference abstract/presentation slides, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan|
|Maryam Bandukda, Aneesha Singh, Nadia Berthouze, Catherine Holloway||Understanding Experiences of Blind Individuals in Outdoor Nature||2019||ACM CHI'19, Conference paper (text), Glasgow, Scotland|