Implications of Cloud Computing
for People with Cognitive Disabilities

In partnership with the Silicon Flatirons Center for
Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
9:00am – 5:15pm

University of Colorado at Boulder, Wolf Law Building
Boulder, Colorado

Agenda

[Printable version, pdf, 2.1mb]

9:00 – 9:15am

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

9:15 – 10:00am

TECHNOLOGY AND THE CLOUD [pdf, 2.3mb] [audio]

William T. “Bill” Coleman; Alsop Louis Partners

10:10 – 10:55am

COGNITIVE ACCESSIBILITY [pdf, 2.5mb] [audio]

Michael Wehmeyer, PhD; President, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Professor and Director, The Schiefelbusch Lifespan Institute, University of Kansas

11:05 – 11:50am

POLICY [audio]

Peter Blanck, PhD, JD; University Professor; Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University

11:50 – 1:15pm

LUNCH

1:15 – 2:30pm

TECHNICAL OPPORTUNITIES AND COMMERCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE, INCLUDING THE FARTHER FUTURE [audio]

Moderator:

Clayton Lewis, PhD; Professor of Computer Science, University of Colorado; Scientist in Residence, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities

Panelists:

Cathy Bodine, PhD; Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, University of Colorado; Director, Rehabilitation Research Engineering Center for Advancing Cognitive Technologies [pdf, 3.2mb]

Ralph Brown; CableLabs

Jamal Mazrui; Technology Specialist, Industry Analysis and Technology Division, FCC

Martin McKay; TextHelp Technology Division, FCC [pdf, 57k]

Cyndi Rowland, PhD; Director, WebAIM, Utah State University

Rob Sinclair; Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft

Jutta Treviranus; Director, Inclusive Design Research Centre, Ontario College of Art and Design [pdf, 791k]

Gregg Vanderheiden, PhD; Director, TRACE Center, University of Wisconsin [pdf, 4.6mb] 

2:45 – 3:45pm

POTENTIAL BENEFITS, OPPORTUNITIES, AND CHALLENGES OF CLOUD COMPUTING FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, FAMILIES, CAREGIVERS, AND ADVOCATES [audio]

Moderator:

David Braddock, PhD; Executive Director, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities; Associate Vice President, University of Colorado

Panelists:

Ann Caldwell, PhD; Chief Research and Innovations Officer, The Arc

Jenifer Simpson; Senior Director, Government Affairs, Head, Technology Policy Initiatives, American Association of People with Disabilities

Lynne Tamor; President, TheArcLink

Nancy Ward; Information Coordinator Medicaid Reference Desk

4:00 – 4:45pm

LEGAL AND REGULATORY BARRIERS TO ACCESSIBILITY TECHNOLOGY IN “THE CLOUD” [audio]

Moderator:

Preston Padden, JD; Silicon Flatirons Senior Fellow, University of Colorado

Panelists:

Gary Albrecht, PhD; Extraordinary Guest Professor of Social Sciences, University of Leuven

Jeff Bigham, PhD; Director, Rochester Human Computer Interaction, University of Rochester [pdf, 2.5mb]

Elizabeth Lyle; Special Counsel for Innovation, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC

5:00 – 5:15pm

CLOSING REMARKS

5:15pm

RECEPTION