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Keynote: Judy Brewer

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Judy Brewer directs the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Her work includes coordinating development of standards and guidelines for accessibility of the Web, and other technologies that are converging onto the web including mobile, digital publishing, web of things, and augmentative and virtual reality; also improving resources for evaluation of Web sites; developing education and outreach resources; exploring research which may impact future Web accessibility; and promoting harmonization of web accessibility standards internationally.

WAI standards and guidelines have been taken up by many organizations and governments around the world to help ensure equal access to the digital world for people with disabilities. Current interests include expanding access to digital accessibility for people in under-resourced regions and communities around the world, and exploring the potential of improved telepresence to improve remote connections between people with disabilities in an accessible and carbon-conserving manner.

Brewer is a Principal Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Prior to joining W3C, she worked on initiatives to increase access to assistive technology and mainstream information and communications technology. She has a background in management, technical writing, education, applied linguistics, disability advocacy, and biotechnology. Awards include the Newell Perry Award from the US National Federation of the Blind in 2014; the Migel Medal from the American Foundation for the Blind in 2015; and the ACM SIGACCESS Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility in 2018. Her 2019 TEDxMIT talk explores why we need an accessible digital future.

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Mar 01 2021
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 01 2021
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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  • Judy Brewer
    Judy Brewer
    Director: Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

    Judy Brewer directs the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Her work includes coordinating development of standards and guidelines for accessibility of the Web, and other technologies that are converging onto the web including mobile, digital publishing, web of things, and augmentative and virtual reality; also improving resources for evaluation of Web sites; developing education and outreach resources; exploring research which may impact future Web accessibility; and promoting harmonization of web accessibility standards internationally.

    WAI standards and guidelines have been taken up by many organizations and governments around the world to help ensure equal access to the digital world for people with disabilities. Current interests include expanding access to digital accessibility for people in under-resourced regions and communities around the world, and exploring the potential of improved telepresence to improve remote connections between people with disabilities in an accessible and carbon-conserving manner.

    Brewer is a Principal Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Prior to joining W3C, she worked on initiatives to increase access to assistive technology and mainstream information and communications technology. She has a background in management, technical writing, education, applied linguistics, disability advocacy, and biotechnology. Awards include the Newell Perry Award from the US National Federation of the Blind in 2014; the Migel Medal from the American Foundation for the Blind in 2015; and the ACM SIGACCESS Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility in 2018. Her 2019 TEDxMIT talk explores why we need an accessible digital future.