Kane Hall 225 (Walker-Ames Room)
Friday, May 29
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While there have been incredible advances in technology over the past quarter century, new technologies also regularly surface issues of accessibility. Join the University of Washington’s Tech Policy Lab for an afternoon roundtable where we will discuss current accessibility efforts, new technologies’ accessibility, and individual choice in the use of assistive technologies. We plan to explore topics such as: how emerging technologies like augmented reality can be assistive as well as present challenges for accessibility; efforts to crowdsource location accessibility information; and the cultural implications of assistive technologies that individuals may not wish to use, like neuroprosthetics and robotic augmentation.