Designing an Inclusive Digital World
Department:Center for Information Technology Policy
Audience:Open to the Public
As digital technologies evolve and become more prevalent, their impact on people with disabilities becomes increasingly critical. Design choices can hinder use (for example, failure to include alt text for images can make a page incomprehensible to a blind user), can seek to improve accessibility, or can increase the number of possible users inadvertently (for example, improvements in video conferencing can help deaf users communicate). This panel will explore various issues in this area: human-computer interaction, the (im)possibility of universal design, corporate decision-making by tech companies, and legal and policy contexts.