Simone Bacellar Leal Ferreira

Permanent Professor of PPGI
Research Line: Business Support Systems
Started at PPGI: 01/2007
Work regime: 40h Full Time

Simone Bacellar Leal Ferreira is an Associate Professor of Information Systems courses (doctorate, master and undergraduate courses) at the Department of Applied Computing at the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO); founder and coordinator of the Accessibility and Usability Center (NAU – UNIRIO). She is a Doctor of Computer Science (User Interface) and Master of Computer Science (Computer Graphics), both from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC Rio) and Bachelor of Oceanography from the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ (1983) . Areas of expertise and interest: Human-Computer Interaction, (Usability, Accessibility), Information Systems and Use of Colors. She coordinated the development of the NAU website, which was awarded the second best project in the Governmental Web Projects category of the National Accessibility Award – Todos@Web 2016, an initiative of the Study Center on Web Technologies ( of the Center for Information and Coordination of Ponto BR ( and the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (, which is supported by the Brazilian office of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C Brasil). Author of the book e-Usabilidade (ISBN 978-85-216-1651-1), published and released in September 2008, by Editora LTC.


NAU: Núcleo de Acessibilidade e Usabilidade