When digital content and technologies are designed in a way that is inaccessible for persons with disabilities, they are locked out of commerce, education, employment, and access to government information. In developing areas of the world, as new technical infrastructures are being built, it is especially important to ensure that accessibility is a key design goal. Unfortunately, nearly all research on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility and innovation for persons with disabilities-whether from the legal, technical, or development fields-has focused on developed countries, with very little being written about developing world initiatives. Accessible Technology and the Developing World aims to change this, by bringing increased attention to ICT accessibility in developing areas.
Join us for a discussion with co-editors Michael Stein (HLS) and Jonathan Lazar (University of Maryland College of Information Studies) and panelists Amy Landers (Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law), Deepti Samant Raja (World Bank), and Raja Kushalnagar (Gallaudet University) followed by an audience Q&A session. Registration is free. If you, or an event participant, require disability-related accommodations, please contact Accessibility Services at email@example.com in advance of the event.