The Accessibility Panel includes 5 individuals with varying disabilities, including, hearing, visual, motor, and learning disabilities. During the panel, each member will talk about their experience with mainstream technologies and software, what areas they believe needs improvement in designing more accessible technologies, and future technologies they want to see developed. Following this, a few panel members will talk about and demonstrate assistive technologies that they frequently use. During the whole panel, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions. Following the panel, there will be a reception where audience members can have 1-on-1 interactions with the panel members. This is a good opportunity for students to get feedback about personal or class projects in regard to more accessible designs. The panel and reception will conclude at 2:30PM.
Drop-ins are welcome for students who have a course that conflicts with the start of the event. Please contact Rachel Celestine, graduate research assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. This event is part of an initiative by the Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research, led by professors Matt Huenerfauth and Kristen Shinohara.
When and Where
12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Open to the Public