Fellows' Presentation

Locked Out: Investigating Societal Discrimination against People with Disabilities Due to Inaccessible Websites

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony RinaldoWith his fellowship project, Jonathan Lazar seeks to improve understanding of the relationship between web-based interfaces that are inaccessible to people with disabilities, and how those inaccessible interfaces lead to forms of discrimination that are illegal under US law. As part of the project, he will write a book about the topic and collaborate on research with the Harvard Law School Project on Disability. For his fellowship presentation, he will be discussing equal access to web-based information and societal discrimination in five areas: federal government, state government, county-level emergency alert information, airline reservations, and employment applications.