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IDPP Advisory Board Member Dr. Peter Blanck Speaks at NIDRR

Dr. Peter Blanck (photo)IDPP Advisory Board member and Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University Dr. Peter Blanck has been invited to deliver the presentation "The Right to Web Equality for People with Cognitive Disabilities" at The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in Washington, DC on 4 April 2013 at 3:30pm U.S. EST.

Dr. Blanck will discuss the right to full access to the web and its resources for people with cognitive and print-related disabilities, and analyze whether they currently have the opportunity for equivalent and comparable use of web content.

Photo credit: Syracuse University

Dr. Blanck’s presentation is based on his upcoming book The Right to Web Equality for People with Cognitive Disabilities, published by Cambridge University Press and commissioned by the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities at the University of Colorado.

The presentation will take place at:

Potomac Center Plaza – Room 4090
550 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20202

Remote participation and captioning is available upon request. Please refer to the NIDRR Presentation Web site for details.

Dr. Blanck has been a champion for the rights of persons with disabilities throughout his career. He has written numerous articles and books on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related laws, and has received grants to study disability law and policy. He is a trustee of YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network and is Chairman of the Global Universal Design Commission. He is a former board member of the National Organization on Disability, the Disability Rights Law Center, and Disability Rights Advocates.

Dr. Blanck is also a former member of the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, a Senior Fellow of the Annenberg Washington Program, a Fellow at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, and a Mary Switzer Scholar.

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