Capacity Building Award: Jonathan Lazar (AccessComputing News - January 2015)

Brianna Blaser, AccessComputing Staff
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Jonathan Lazar; professor of computer and information sciences, director of the Undergraduate Program in Information Systems and director of the Universal Usability Laboratory at Towson University, earned AccessComputing’s Capacity Building Award.

Jonathan engages in teaching and research in the area of human-computer interaction, specifically, web usability, web accessibility for people with disabilities, user-centered design methods, assistive technology, and public policy in the area of human-computer interaction. He is actively involved with SIGCHI, serving as the digital accessibility chair for the CHI conference in 2014. He engaged with AccessComputing leaders to ensure that SIGCHI and its activities are accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities. Jonathan has encouraged other AccessComputing partners to engage with the SIGCHI Accessibility Community.

Learn more about SIGCHI efforts to increase accessibility in their organization and at their annual meeting at