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Sarah McQuate

Sarah McQuate is a public information specialist engineering writer at the University of Washington.
Emerging Tech

Voxlens makes interactive data more accessible for screen readers

With one additional line of code, visualization designers can allow people who use screen readers to interact with charts and graphs.

Emerging Tech

‘Smellicopter’ uses a live moth antenna to hunt for scents

By delivering the sensitivity of a biological organism on a robotic platform, Smellicopter may eventually be able to sniff out chemicals in the air to locate disaster survivors, gas leaks, explosives and more.