Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security

In-cooperation with USENIX

Workshop on Inclusive Privacy and Security (WIPS)

("Privacy and Security for Everyone, Anytime, Anywhere")

WIPS 2015 Agenda

9-9:05 am
9:05-9:50 am
Invited Talk
Overview of Accessibility and Current Trends in Accessibility Research
Karyn Moffatt (McGill University, Canada)
9:50-10:30 am
Presentations – Applications
Accessible Banking: Experiences and Future Directions
Bela Gor (Business Disability Forum, UK) and David Aspinall (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Scoping Secure Online Shopping for Older People
Maria Klara Wolters and David Aspinall (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Assessing online privacy safeguards among marginalized Internet users in public libraries
Bryan Dosono (Syracuse University, USA)
Improving Children's Mobile Privacy Awareness and Behaviour
Leah Zhang-Kennedy and Sonia Chiasson (Carleton University, Canada)
10:30-11:00 am
11:00 am-12:30 pm
12:30-1:30 pm
1:30-1:50 pm
Presentations – Methods
Privacy for Everyone: Towards an Inclusive Design Approach for Accessible Privacy and Security Technology
Katharina Krombholz (SBA Research, Austria), Christopher Frauenberger (Vienna University of Technology, Austria) and Edgar Weippl (SBA Research, Austria)
Don't Forget About Us: Lessons Learned from My Accessible Security Research Experience
Jordan Hayes (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
1:50-2:30 pm
Panel Discussion
2:30-3:00 pm
Presentations – Solution Ideas
A Tap on the Wrist - Security Usability of Wearables
Ann-Marie Horcher (Nova Southeastern University, USA)
Towards Universal Authentication: Ability-Based Design, Crowdsourcing, and Privacy-Preserving Biometrics
Huichuan Xia (Syracuse University, USA)
3:00-3:30 pm
3:30-4:00 pm
Presentations – Solution Ideas
Accessible CAPTCHA for Everyone: Is it Possible?
Sajad Shirali-Shahreza (University of Toronto, Canada)
A Research Framework and Initial Study of Browser Security for the Visually Impaired
Elaine Lau and Zachary Peterson (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, USA)
4:00-4:30 pm
Wrap Up

Scope and Focus

Many privacy and security solutions are designed for and evaluated with a narrow range of users (e.g., technology literate, physically capable, young), and the solutions make assumptions about the environment and the user interaction capabilities (e.g., keyboard, mouse, touch screen, audio, camera). However, these solutions (e.g., authentication, CAPTCHAs, anti-phishing tools) are used by a wide variety of people, and in varied situations. While there are accessible and environment-aware solutions, they are often targeted at specific disability conditions (e.g., vision impairment) or situational deficiency (e.g., text entry on a moving train). In general, marginalized groups and situational impairments are under-represented when designing privacy and security solutions. To make these solutions more inclusive, we need to take into consideration the various disability conditions and situational impairments.

We observe that the effects of situational impairments, when people are unable to perform a task due to environmental or other factors related to the current situation, overlap with groups who have generally been marginalized. Privacy and security techniques that benefit one group may very well assist the other group. The marginalized groups of people and those with situational impairments struggle with privacy and security technology. The result is a greater impact on their ability to focus on their primary tasks (web-based email, online banking, driving, surgery, etc.).

The goals of this workshop are as follows:

  1. To learn about the experiences and requirements of marginalized groups (e.g., people with various disability conditions, young people, elderly people, technology neophytes) and situational impairments (e.g., dark rooms, noisy locations, in motion or in vibrating environments, in stressful situations, when performing a task involving cognitive load).
  2. To share studies of privacy and security solutions to assist these groups.
  3. To explore and develop potential directions towards designing solutions for everyone, anytime and anywhere.

This workshop will be of interest to researchers and practitioners who are interested in building privacy and security solutions that are inclusive for people with disabilities and/or situational impairments.

Questions about the workshop, including submissions, should be sent to the organizers (see below).


Mike Just, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Yang Wang, Syracuse University, USA
Larry Koved, IBM Research, USA
Karyn Moffatt, McGill University, Canada