Web Accessibility for People with Cognitive Disabilities
Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building
30 Royal Parade, Parkville
The University of Melbourne
Public Lecture: Peter Blanck, Chairman Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University
MNSI in partnership with the Disability Hallmark Initiative has invited Peter Blanck to deliver a public lecture based upon his book eQuality: The Struggle for Web Accessibility by Persons with Cognitive Disabilities.
The lecture will examine the rights of individuals with cognitive disabilities to equal access to web content and how this can be achieved.
About Peter Blanck
Peter Blanck is Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) and a University Professor at Syracuse University, New York.
The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. The Institute's work focuses on two interconnected Innovation Areas: Economic Participation and Community Participation. Through program development, research, and public policy guidance in these Innovation Areas, BBI advances the full inclusion of people with disabilities.
Peter Blanck has written articles and books on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws, and received grants to study disability law and policy. He is Chairman of the Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC), and President of Raising the Floor (RtF) USA. He is a former member of the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.
Peter Blanck received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester, a Juris Doctorate from Stanford University, where he was President of the Stanford Law Review, and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University.
Date: Monday 13 July 2015
Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Venue: Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building, the University of Melbourne, 30 Royal Parade Parkville