Technology Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Jonathan Lazar
Talk Series: 
11.19.2021 11:00 to 12:00

IRB 0318

Also on Zoom- There is a sense that the human-computer interaction and accessibility research communities have been successful in creating many potential solutions for accessibility, but have been less successful in getting those approaches implemented in the real world. Dr. Jonathan Lazar will describe his overall approach to research, which involves empirical research on user interaction and performance for people with disabilities. This core research to better understand the needs and strengths of people with disabilities often leads in one of two research directions: either the development and evaluation of prototypes and tools, or empirical research to inform law and policy. During his presentation, he will present on a few of his current research projects, including his research on PDF accessibility, which involves both the development of prototypes and tools, and also research to inform law and policy.