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Chris Maury

Special Faculty Researcher


Chris Maury




Campus Address

407 S. Craig St., Room 209


Personal website 


Chris has spent his career focused on accessible product design. Most recently, he oversaw the development of a handful  of assistive features at Apple, including Personal Voice and Live Captions in FaceTime, among others. Before his tenure at Apple, Chris founded Conversant Labs, a startup that developed voice-enabled applications for the blind and visually impaired. The company earned the inaugural UpPrize for social entrepreneurship, receiving $400,000 in cash grants and investments.

Chris’s efforts in accessibility extend into the community, where he aims to enhance daily life through innovative technology. He co-founded the Pittsburgh-area Accessibility Meetup, which connected local disability communities with technology experts, including members from Carnegie Mellon’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute and the University of Pittsburgh’s Disability Resource Center.

Chris believes that accessibility is deeply embedded within cultural contexts and begins far before you load a website or open an app. He is committed to researching how technology can make historically exclusive institutions more accessible.