BBI Chairman authors working paper on web access for people with cognitive disabilities

March 2013

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Overview

University Professor Peter Blanck, chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University, has authored a working paper on web access for people with cognitive disabilities. The paper, commissioned by the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, discusses a right under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to web access for people with cognitive disabilities.

The paper is the result of a dialogue that began at the Coleman Institute’s tenth annual conference in 2010. Blanck was part of a distinguished panel discussion entitled: “Implications of Cloud Computing for People with Cognitive Disabilities.” The Coleman Institute engaged Blanck and BBI to carry on research to provide insight into the question: “Is there a right to technology access for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities?”

The working paper is part of a continuing collaboration between The Coleman Institute, Blanck, and BBI.