Maryland Initiative for Digital Accessibility (MIDA)
Over 20% of people are excluded from education, employment, and healthcare due to inaccessible digital technologies and content. Digital technologies (such as software apps, websites, digital documents, and operating systems) are often designed without considering the needs of people with disabilities.
The Maryland Initiative for Digital Accessibility (MIDA) combines the expertise and passion of researchers, designers, developers and educators from multiple disciplines at the University of Maryland with a united goal of making digital technologies accessible for all. MIDA aims to involve the disability community, private and public partners, and anyone interested in accessibility issues, in technology development projects, public outreach programs and advocacy. We will collaborate with others to proactively build in accessibility when developing new technologies – known as the “born accessible” approach.
Photo courtesy of Insight Into Diversity magazine
Insight Into Diversity Magazine: UMD Leads Projects Aimed at Career Support, Accessibility for People with Disabilities (ft. Jonathan Lazar)January 23, 2024 | INFO Staff
INFO Professor Jonathan Lazar promotes digital accessibility
From left, Drs. Amanda Lazar, J. Bern Jordan, and Hernisa Kacorri. Photo by Craig Taylor.
News Release: New R&D Projects to Move the Needle on Making Mainstream Tech Accessible for People Living with DisabilitiesJanuary 23, 2024 | INFO Staff
Led by Drs. J. Bern Jordan, Hernisa Kacorri, and Amanda Lazar at the UMD INFO College in partnership with Raising the Floor-US
A Q&A on the Maryland Initiative for Digital Accessibility (MIDA), ft. Gulnoza Yakubova (EDUC)