In this session we present a project focusing on the development, testing and deployment of an intelligent web interface to advance universal access to web information.
|Keywords:||Universal access, Human-computer Interaction|
Elizabeth DePoy is Professor and Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Education in Disability Studies at the University of Maine. Her teaching and research interests are in methods of inquiry, universal access and social justice. Most recently, Dr DePoy has engaged in theory generation and testing with emphasis on the application of legitimacy to human category determination and response and to the advancement of universal ideology. She has applied this interest to the information apartheid, and the promotion of information access as a civil right.
After Dr Gilson completed his Ph.D. in medical sciences, he was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Drug Abuse in Baltimore Maryland, where he studied the neurophysiology of substance use and abuse. He now teaches in disability studies and social work at the University of Maine. His research interests and publications have focused disability identity, experiences of domestic violence and women with disabilities, disability theory, disability as diversity, universal access, social justice, and health and disability policy and advocacy. Dr Gilson has authored and/or co-authored 5 books, has contributed many chapters to edited collections, and has over 40 articles published in peer reviewed journals. He is currently pursuing a collaborative research agenda to develop and test software that will provide universal access to web and electronic information. Dr Gilson presents his work locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has collaborative relationships with international scholars. In the service arena, Dr Gilson is extremely active on university, local, national and international committees, organizations, and concerns. His commitment to universal ideology as a means to promote social justice and equal opportunity guides his service work.
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