May 22, 2022

Video: Harvard Law School Library BookTalk: “Accessible Technology and the Developing World”

The video embedded below was recorded on September 28, 2021 and shared on YouTube yesterday.

From the Harvard Law School (via YouTube):

When digital content and technologies are designed in a way that is inaccessible for persons with disabilities, they are locked out of commerce, education, employment, and access to government information. In developing areas of the world, as new technical infrastructures are being built, it is especially important to ensure that accessibility is a key design goal. Unfortunately, nearly all research on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility and innovation for persons with disabilities-whether from the legal, technical, or development fields-has focused on developed countries, with very little being written about developing world initiatives. “Accessible Technology and the Developing World” aims to change this, by bringing increased attention to ICT accessibility in developing areas.

As part of its Book Talk series, the Harvard Law School Library hosted a discussion with co-editors Michael Ashley Stein and Jonathan Lazar and panelists Amy Landers, Deepti Samant Raja, and Raja Kushalnagar.

See Also: Harvard Law School Book Talk Event Page

See Also: Accessible Technology and the Developing World” (via Oxford University Press)

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