About me: I study ways to develop non-visual data literacy for students with sensory- and neurodiversities with a focus on blind and low vision learners. My research interests are inspired by my career working with blind and low vision young adults as a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist. I am a student in the Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education between UC Berkeley and San Francisco State. In addition to being a doctoral student, I am also working to obtain my Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) credential and am an Adjunct Lecturer at San Francisco State in the Orientation and Mobility Program.
Research interests: Accessible educational materials, non-visual access, sensory and neuro-diverse learners, learning sciences, access technology, Universal Design for Learning, multimodal learning, design-based research, embodied cognition.
Contact: erinfoley (at) berkeley (dot) edu
- Foley, E., & Wilkerson, M. H. (2022, April). Accessible DataLIT: Discovering the role teachers of the visually impaired play in data literacy development. AERA 2022 Annual Conference, San Diego, California, United States, April 21, 2022.
- Krause, C.M., Chen, R. S. Y., Tancredi, S., Cooper, B., Foley, E., Anton, J., Kim, J., & Abrahamson, D. (2021, October). Catching up with SpEED: Applying a framework for inclusive equitable learning opportunities through Special Education Embodied Design. Invited workshop, Unimc for Inclusion Settimana dell’inclusione (Inclusion Week), University of Macerata, Italy, October 25, 2021.
- Krause, C.M., Chen, R. S. Y., Tancredi, S., Cooper, B., Foley, E., Anton, J., Kim, J., & Abrahamson, D. (2021, October). Catching up with SpEED: Applying a framework for inclusive equitable learning opportunities through Special Education Embodied Design. Invited colloquium talk, Graduate Group in Science and Mathematics Education (SESAME) Colloquium, University of California Berkeley, California, United States, October 21, 2021.
- Foley, E. (April 2020). Mending Perspectives on Digital Maps: Reconfiguring a Non-Visual World. Graduate School of Education Research Day, University of California, Berkeley, United States, April 2, 2021.
Best Student Paper Award for “Accessible DataLIT: Discovering the Role Teachers of the Visually Impaired Play in Data Literacy Development” from the AERA joint Special Interest Groups in Learning Sciences and Advanced Technologies for Learning (April 2022).