Welcome to the fourth edition of CEDIC Talks this spring semester, where we invite national and international researchers to hold open guest lectures on social and political consequences of digitization.
This Thursday, Dr. Peter Blanck present current research on the struggle for web accessibility by persons with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Who is Peter Blanck?
Peter Blanck is University Professor at Syracuse University and the 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.
Dr. Blanck has written articles and books on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws, and received grants to study disability law and policy. Blanck and College of Law Professor Robin Paul Malloy are editors of the Cambridge University Press series Disability Law and Policy. Blanck is Chairman of the Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC), and President of Raising the Floor (RtF) USA.
The talk is based on findings he presents in the following books and articles:
- Blanck, P. (2021). On the Importance of the Americans with Disabilities Act at Thirty, Journal of Disability Policy Studies, August 2021, 1-23. doi: 1177/10442073211036900
- Disability Law and Policy (2020).
- e-Quality: The Struggle for Web Accessibility by People with Cognitive Disabilities (2014)
What is CEDIC Talks?
The Research Centre for Digitalisation of Public Services and Citizenship (CEDIC) aims to broaden our knowledge and awareness of social consequences of digitalisation. Therefore, the center invites distinguished international and national researchers to give open guest lectures on the intersection of digitalisation, culture and society.
How do I participate?
You register through the button on top of this page, and you will receive a participation link before the lecture start. This online lecture is conducted in English. It lasts for about 45 minutes followed by a Q&A session.