Discussion of U.S. and Worldwide Issues of Cognitive Accessibility

Yesterday, Neil Milliken and Debra Ruh, members of the W3C‘s Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force, interviewed Andrew Imparato, Executive Director of the U.S. Association of University Centers on Disabilities as part of their AXSchat series.

Watch the great, informative interview of Andy. Their discussion is a wide-ranging one, including commentary about related U.S. policy, and the history of its development.

The programs they discussed are the very ones in which I have worked, since 1991, at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center.

Webinar: Building Accessibility to Address Cognitive Impairments

Webinar: Building Accessibility to Address Cognitive Impairments

Conducted By: Lisa Seeman, Chair of The W3C Cognitive Accessibility Task Force; and Rich Schwerdtfeger, Chief Technology Officer, Accessibility, for IBM Software Group, an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor.

Sponsored by: International Association of Accessibility Professionals

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM Eastern (UTC – 4 hours)

Length: 1.5 hours

Fee: $59 for members; $119 for nonmembers

The discount code is: LSRS20

From Rich: “It will cover much of the great work the Cognitive Accessibility task force is doing, including the roadmap.”

Register at: Building Accessibility to Address Cognitive Impairments

2015 Boston Accessibility Conference – 9/19 – Register Now!

Register Now for the 2015 Boston Accessibility Conference!


  • Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9 AM to 5 PM



This is a conference about making technology accessible, especially the web, but also mobile, games, and much more. It is an opportunity for designers, developers, usability professionals, accessibility experts, and end users to share information and learn from each other.


Keynote Speaker:

Organizers include:

2015 sponsors include my own program, INDEX, which provides, to the public for free, information about programs, providers, and services for people with disabilities in Massachusetts. We also build accessible web applications and online courses.

Register Now for the 2015 Boston Accessibility Conference!