• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Shared Intentionality in Hyflex Education

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 11:20 AM PDT  
Platinum 7  

Inclusive education usually focuses on including a diverse range of students while neglecting to focus on an equally important stakeholder: instructors with disabilities. This presentation documents a longitudinal participatory study of diverse instructors’ lived experiences in remote and hyflex education, during, transitioning and “after” the COVID- 19 pandemic. Hyflex education provides the flexibility to choose between virtual or face-to-face experiences or remote and collated interactions. This approach grew during the transition out of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown to harness positive affordances of different modalities to increase inclusivity and accessibility. However, hyflex interaction comes with challenges communicating, coordinating, and collaborating across environments. Our work presents a series of codesigned interventions addressing these challenges with the purpose of understanding the effectiveness of coordination and collaboration through the concept of shared intentionality, which is when people have joint attention and intention during interactions. The result of our work led to the development of a model mapping shared intentionality, through (inter)action and information flow in hyflex environments. The implications from this study and its accompanying model are a first step towards building learning environments and educational technologies that provide appropriate affordances to both students and instructors with disabilities.

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  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Disability Specific
  • Research & Development
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
A study on accessible and inclusive hyflex education from the perspective of instructors and students with disabilities, demonstrating the importance of shared intentionality on engagement, interaction and inclusion.  
Primary Topic
Secondary Topics
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Design
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
Session Type
General Track  


  • Tamara Crasto
    OCAD University
  • David Barter
    OCAD University
  • Mahadeo Sukhai
    Canadian National Institute for the Blind

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