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Identity & Computing Lecture Series: Dr. Michele Williams
When people first learn about digital accessibility (the process of ensuring people with disabilities can access technology), they view the guidelines as new requirements and assistive technologies as new innovations. In reality, accessibility and technology adjustments are decades old and we’ve simply not been taught to consider disability — in our digital production or broader society. This is due to a societal ill called “ableism”.

This webinar will review the historical context of accessibility and ableism, then present practical strategies attendees can start today to break the cycle of misinformation and misunderstanding.

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Dr. Michele A. Williams is owner of M.A.W. Consulting, LLC - Making Accessibility Work. Her 16 years of experience include influencing top tech companies as a Senior User Experience (UX) Researcher and Accessibility Consultant, and obtaining a PhD in Human-Centered Computing focused on accessibility. An international speaker, published academic author, and patented inventor, she is passionate about educating and advising on technology that does not exclude disabled users.

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Sep 27, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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