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Rakesh Babu

Rakesh Babu

Assistant Professor

611310 School of Information Studies
Office:NWQB 3488
Phone:(414) 229-5122
Fax:Fax(414) 229-6699
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Rakesh Babu

Assistant Professor


PhD, Information Systems, 2011, University of Greensborough, North Carolina

MS, Information Systems, 2005, Central Michigan University
MS, Chemistry, Sambalpur University, India
BS, Chemistry, Sambalpur University, India

Research Interests 

Rakesh Babu is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His career goal is to empower the blind in the information society. His dissertation developed an accurate and in-depth understanding of accessibility and usability problems in interacting with the Web for academic objectives. Currently, he is working on externally-funded research that tries to develop design principles on Web accessibility and usability, as well as user training on effective non-visual Web interaction. He believes this will help the blind maximize their education outcomes, independent living and career prospects.

Courses Taught

410 Database Information Retrieval Systems

Sample Publications

Babu, R., Singh, R., and Ganesh, J. (2010). Understanding blind users' Web accessibility and usability problems. AIS Transactions on Human Computer Interaction, 2(3).

Babu, R. and Midha, V. (2007). Accessible E-learning: Equal pedagogical opportunities for students with sensory limitations. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2(2), 38-49.