November 8th, 2011
Despite the existing resources, knowledge, and regulations, many categories of web sites continue to be inaccessible for people with perceptual and motor disabilities. 90% of federal government web sites, many social media tools, many e-commerce web sites, and online employment applications are often inaccessible, denying people with disabilities access to the complete power of the web. In this presentation Dr. Jonathan Lazar — Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University — provides an overview of web accessibility for people with disabilities, including the technical standards and laws, as well as reporting on recent research projects documenting how inaccessible web sites lead to various forms of discrimination against people with disabilities.
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