UMD Disability Summit
Looking Ahead - ADA turns 30
April 5, 2019
College Park Marriott and Hotel Conference Center
3501 University Blvd E
Hyattsville, MD 20783
The UMD Disability Summit was established in 2016 as a forum for professionals, educators, academics, services providers, and advocates focusing on disability issues to dialogue and collaborate across types of disability and institution. The goal of the summit is to bring focus to and promote discussion of key current events and research impacting disability in society.
This 3rd Biennial Summit will take place on Friday April 5th, 2019 at the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The Keynote speaker will be Dr. Jonathan Lazar, Professor in the College of Information Studies (the iSchool) at the University of Maryland. Dr. Lazar is an innovator and leader in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) with his groundbreaking work on the accessibility of digital technologies and content for users with disabilities. Dr. Lazar specializes in user-centered design, assistive technologies, and law and public policy related to accessibility and HCI. He has authored or edited 12 books, including the well-known “Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction” (in 2nd edition), published over 140 articles, and has been granted two U.S. patents for his work on accessible web-based security features for blind users. Dr. Lazar is a faculty member in the UMD Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) and serves as Associate Director of the UMD Trace Research & Development Center, the nation’s oldest research center on technology and disability.