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Disability Awareness Week

Disability is not a 'brave struggle' or ‘courage in the face of adversity’. Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live.

When? Monday, May 23, 3:00-4:30pm

Where? Mary Gates Hall Room 288 271

Join us for a panel discussion on accessible technology! We’ll explore topics such as creativity in designing new technology, recent developments/applications and how people relate to the technologies they use and how it impacts their lives.

Our panelists include Richard Ladner, a professor in Computer Science who has done extensive research on accessible technology at the University of Washington and Mark Harniss from the Technology & Disability in the Developing World initiative.

In addition to the panel discussion, Mark Harniss will give a presentation on the use of accessible technology in the developing world.

*A recent addition to our panel is Gaby de Jongh from the Washington Assistive Technology Act Program (WATAP). WATAP provides Assistive Technology resources and expertise to all Washingtonians with disabilities to aid in making decisions and obtaining the technology and related services needed for employment, education and independent living. She will be presenting information on current access technology as well as information on WATAP.

For more information on our speakers, please visit:

Richard Ladner:

Mark Harniss:

Gaby de Jongh:


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