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Dr. Tony Stockman

Background: Research; assistive technology; digital audio; haptics; sonification; music.

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Dr Tony Stockman has over 30 years of experience with Assistive Technology as a user, developer and evaluator of new assistive products. He has a history of active involvement in projects to support visually impaired musicians and more generally to improve accessibility for people with visual impairments. He has over 100 peer refereed publications in Human-Computer Interaction and Assistive Technology. As part of the 1 million pounds + EPSRC-funded Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DEPIC) project, he was involved in the development of the Accessible Peak Meter and the Haptic Wave systems.

A paper describing part of these technologies won the best paper award at the ICAD 2015 conference. 

Prior to this, the EPSRC-funded Collaborative, Cross-Modal Interfaces project included the development of a unique tool to support the creation and joint editing of diagrams by sighted and visually impaired people.


  1. Metatla, O., Martin, F., Parkinson, A., Bryan-Kinns, N., Stockman, T., & Tanaka, A. (2016).  Audio-haptic interfaces for digital audio workstations: A participatory design approach.  Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces 1-12 .
  2. Metatla, O., Bryan-Kinns, N., Stockman, T., & Martin, F. (2015). Sonifications for Digital Audio  Workstations: Reflections on a Participatory Design Approach. In Proceedings of ICAD 2015.
  3. Metatla O., Martin F., Stockman T., & Bryan-Kinns N. (2014). Audio-haptic mockups, audio diaries  and participatory prototyping: Designing with and for people living with visual impairments.  CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts .
  4. Metatla, O., Bryan-Kinns, N., Stockman, T., Martin, F. (2012). Cross-modal collaborative interaction between visually-impaired and sighted users in the workplace. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2012).