Technology and Accessibility

Technology and Accessibility

We'll explore the progress and roadblocks in making the Web accessible to people with disabilities.

Although the Department of Justice has stated that the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Internet, the vast majority of Websites fall short. And as both private and public organizations have found,it's not easy to make sites accessible; the federal government has been struggling to bring its own sites into compliance for more than a decade. We'll explore the progress and roadblocks in making the Web accessible to everyone.

Guests

Jonathan Lazar

Professor of Computer and Information Sciences and Director, Universal Usability Laboratory, Towson University

Terry Weaver

Director, IT Accessibility & Workforce Division, Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration

Paul D'Addario

Vice President, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Council for the Blind

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