Karyn Moffatt

About Me

I am an assistant professor in the McGill School of Information. My research explores the ways in which technology can be employed to meet human needs and enable older individuals to overcome everyday challenges and obstacles.

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Research Overview

The overarching goal of my work is to design new technologies that enable older adults to engage with the world and each other. To support this longterm goal and make these technologies possible, I also examine and address core accessibility issues. I focus on older adults because they form a diverse demographic leading to rich opportunities for exploring the ways that human abilities and disabilities impact our interactions with technology. Beyond my core focus of aging and accessibility, I am interested in human perception, adaptive interfaces, mobile devices, and ubiquitous computing.

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Prospective Students

I am looking for motivated students interested in the design of accessible technology. If you think you might be interested in working with me, please check out the act research group page before emailing me. If you want to do a PhD with me, you will also need to apply to the School of Information. I do not have any control over this process.


office: Rm 303C, SIS Building
email: karyn.moffatt@mcgill.ca
tel: 514-398-1878
fax: 514-398-7193

Mailing Address

McGill School of Information Studies
3661 Peel Street
Montreal, QC
H3A 1X1