Accessibility is not new, and neither is ableism: Dispelling disability myths and putting accessibility into action

This second lecture in the Identity & Computing Lecture Series: Understanding Racism and Bias in Computing welcomes Dr. Michele Williams, who explains how people in computing must ensure inclusion of people with disabilities. This means teaching and creating technology inclusive of people with disabilities, and going deeper in understanding how ableism causes non-disabled people to not consider disabled people in the first place.

Speaker Dr. Michele A. Williams has 16 years of academic and industrial experience in UX, accessibility, and technology including training, design consultation, user research with disabled participants, and code remediation for building WCAG-compliant technology.

Event Speaker: 
Dr. Michele Williams
Event Date: 
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
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Yes
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Event Co-Sponsors: 
Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement
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Event Location: 
Virtual
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26779
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