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Designing an Inclusive Digital World

Dec 9, 2014 04:30PM to 06:00PM
004 Friend Center


Open to the Public
Clayton Lewis '66, University of Colorado, Boulder; Michael Stein, College of William & Mary School of Law; Mara Mills, New York University; Keith Hiatt, attorney; and moderator, Solon Barocas, Princeton University

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.