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[CEUD-ICT] Invitation to discuss policies for web accessibility for people with intellectual disabilities, with Peter Blanck, Ph.D., J.D. in NDA on 12th July

Alan M. Dalton AMDalton at nda.ie
Wed Jun 26 14:15:09 IST 2013


Hi,

The National Disability Authority's Centre for Excellence in Universal
Design, with NUI Galway's Centre for Disability Law and Policy, invite you
to a round--table discussion of policies for website accessibility for
people with intellectual disabilities, with Peter Blanck, Ph.D., J.D. in
the National Disability Authority's offices at 25 Clyde Road, Dublin 4 (
http://goo.gl/maps/gOjcj ) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Friday, 12th July. We
are inviting senior people from prominent intellectual disability
organisations and senior people from some Irish web development companies.

Professor Peter Blanck (
http://bbi.syr.edu/about/team/Leadership_Team/Peter_Blanck.html ) will
present the central thesis--and relevant findings--from his latest book,
"Towards a Right under the ADA to Web Access for People with Cognitive
Disabilities", commissioned by the Coleman Institute on Cognitive
Disabilities at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Blanck is
University Professor at Syracuse University, which is the highest faculty
rank granted to only eight prior individuals in the history of the
University. He is Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse
University. Blanck holds appointments at the Syracuse University Colleges
of Law, and Arts and Sciences, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human
Dynamics, School of Education, and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and
Public Affairs. Prior to his appointment at Syracuse, Blanck was Kierscht
Professor of Law and director of the Law, Health Policy, and Disability
Center at the University of Iowa. Blanck is Honorary Professor, Centre for
Disability Law & Policy, at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
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.

Professor Gerard Quinn (
http://www.nuigalway.ie/cdlp/staff/gerard_quinn.html ), a leading authority
on international and comparative disability law and policy, will open the
discussion.

Please contact Alan Dalton on amdalton at nda.ie before Friday, 5th July, to
let us know whether you will be able to attend. We look forward to hearing
from you.

Regards,
Dónal Rice,
Senior Design Advisor for Information and Communications Technology in the
National Disability Authority's Centre for Excellence in Universal Design.

Links:
-- Professor Peter Blanck:
http://bbi.syr.edu/about/team/Leadership_Team/Peter_Blanck.html
-- Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University: http://BBI.Syr.edu
-- "Towards a Right under the ADA to Web Access for People with Cognitive
Disabilities" abstract:
http://bbi.syr.edu/publications/blanck_docs/2012/Blanck_Web_Access_Cognitive_Disabilities_2012.pdf
-- National Disability Authority: http://www.NDA.ie
-- NDA Centre for Excellence in Universal Design: http://UniversalDesign.ie
-- NUI Galway Centre for Disability Law & Policy: http://NuiGalway.ie/cdlp


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