Proactive inclusion is everyone’s responsibility
July 23, 2020 | Written by: Shari Trewin
Categorized: Compliance | Inclusive Workforce | User Experience
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It’s now 30 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in the United States. This important legislation sets out the rights of United States citizens with disabilities to access workplaces and communities. The ADA covers higher education, including access to conferences where academic research is presented.
Accessibility for a large event
I’m one of three accessibility co-chairs for the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021), together with Dr Chieko Asakawa and Dr Kotaro Hara. CHI 2021 is a gathering of around 3500 attendees (pandemic permitting). This is a major event for academics and professionals in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. There are incredible keynote speakers, paper presentations, posters, tutorials, workshops, competitions, a huge exhibition hall, parties, lunches and lots of networking opportunities, all spread over six intensive days. The conference is organized [...]