Press

Podcast and Radio Interviews

The Futures Archive (Design Observer). The microphone. August 4, 2022. (Podcast)

The Good Robot (University of Cambridge). Meryl Alper on ‘craptions,’ assistive technologies, and the real meaning of accessible technology. April 5, 2022. (Podcast)

One World One Network‽ (International Communication Association). “Oneness” in networks of children and families‽ December 24, 2021. (Podcast)

Critical Technology (University of Toronto). Kids across the spectrums. December 6, 2021. (Podcast)

Spark (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/CBC Radio). Disability design. November 8, 2019. (Radio)

Spark (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/CBC Radio). Can technology really give a voice to the voiceless? March 12, 2017. (Radio)

Media and Press Coverage

Women’s Health Magazine. How a community of TikTokers is debunking disability, one viral video at a time. July 26, 2022.

WIRED. I gave my child a smartphone and it’s been the best thing for her. February 20, 2022.

News @ Northeastern. Will the metaverse protect our privacy — or will it exploit us more than ever? December 22, 2021.

EdTech Magazine. How can universities help disabled students with remote learning? September 28, 2020.

New York Times. Disabled do-it-yourselfers lead way to technology gains. July 14, 2020.

La Diaria (Uruguay). Meryl Alper: “Hay que involucrar a la persona con discapacidad en la creación del producto que es para su beneficio.” August 22, 2019.

VICE MagazineFacing tomorrow’s high-tech school surveillance. October 29, 2018.

News @ Northeastern. The power of ‘voice,’ and empowering the voiceless. April 17, 2018.

News @ Northeastern. TTYL, AIM: How we used AOL Instant Messenger, for better or worse. November 16, 2017.

TechRepublic. Microsoft’s new AI app to assist the blind could be a ‘game changer’ in accessibility. July 12, 2017.

Mental Floss. 7 academic studies of Instagram. July 7, 2017.

TechRepublic. Despite its promise, modern technology often fails to help disabled users. May 25, 2017.

Engadget. The enduring myth of the hacker boy-band. May 5, 2017.

Digg. Can Amazon’s Alexa be your friend? March 31, 2017.

News @ Northeastern. How new research and Sesame Street are expanding our understanding of autism. March 31, 2017.

News @ Northeastern. Professor examines benefits, social inequalities of voice technologies. February 28, 2017.

PRI’s The World. Barbie typewriter toys had a secret ability to encrypt messages — but they didn’t think girls would care. January 17, 2017.

The Guardian. Sesame Street’s Count von Count and the lack of foreign voices on children’s TV. January 15, 2017.

Tech Insider. If you have over 25 photos on Instagram, you’re no longer cool. May 26, 2016.

School Library Journal. Transmedia and education: How transmedia is changing the way we learn. June 11, 2014.

The Verge. You should be reading tween hacker magazines from the 1980s. June 5, 2014.

Gizmodo. How teen hackers were portrayed in 1980s family magazines. June 5, 2014.

The Atlantic. In defense of Instagramming conflict in Crimea. March 7, 2014.

ACM Computers in Entertainment. Playing with transmedia: An interview with Becky Herr-Stephenson and Meryl Alper. May 21, 2013.

WIRED. Babies and iPads: A new type of discussion. October 20, 2011.