GAAD 2023 - B3: Empowering access: a disability studies perspective on critical accessibility and digital data - Randy D. Colón
Randy D. Colón, PhD Student Disability Studies at University of Illinois at Chicago
Join us for an engaging presentation focused on critical accessibility and digital data from a disability studies perspective. Led by a PhD student in Disability Studies at UIC, this session will explore the ongoing problem of inaccessibility in digital resources and the importance of incorporating critical accessibility into all aspects of digital data management and organization. Attendees will also gain insights into the personal experiences of a blind/disabled researcher working with digital data, and see a demonstration of what it's like to access data on his computer.
This session is designed for students, faculty, and staff with an interest in accessibility, digital data management, and/or disability studies, regardless of experience level. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or expert, you'll benefit from the overview of key ideas and personal experiences related to accessibility and digital data management. You'll also have the opportunity to engage in discussion and ask questions following the presentation, making this session a great way to learn and connect with others.About Randy Colón
Randy D. Colón is a PhD student in disability studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where he focuses on participatory action research, critical accessibility, and contributing to empowering disabled people. Randy has presented on the topic of digital accessibility at a variety of conferences and events, and is committed to promoting critical accessibility as an essential component of all aspects of research, teaching, and scholarship. As a disabled researcher, Randy brings a valuable perspective to the field and is dedicated to creating more inclusive and accessible spaces for people with disabilities.