Amy Hurst

  • Associate Professor, Director of Ability Project


Amy Hurst smiling and sitting between two laptop computers.

I am an Associate Professor at New York University (NYU) with a joint appointment in the Occupational Therapy Department in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and the Technology, Culture and Society Department in the Tandon School of Engineering.

Research Interests
My work primarily focuses on working closely with end users to understand accessibility challenges and the potential for novel assistive technologies to address them. I have been working in accessibility research since 2001, and am currently interested in how we can empower others to “DIY” and build their own assistive technologies through designing accessible tools or training materials for digital fabrication tools.

Research Centers, Labs, and Groups