[Athen] Re: Keynote speaker search: Anyone familiar of Dr. Jonathan Lazar

Dean L Colby dean.colby at Colorado.EDU
Fri Jul 1 12:55:04 PDT 2011

let me append to my previous remarks by saying that in no way do I disrespect "blind guys." I'm a quadriplegic, so sometimes I think I have the culture-of-disability cachet to be glibly humorous when referring to other peoples' disabilities.

in any case, our fine conference seems to possibly overrepresent the needs of blind persons' assistive technology needs.

---- Original message ----

>Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 12:46:50 -0600

>From: Howard Kramer <hkramer.atsol at gmail.com>

>Subject: Keynote speaker search: Anyone familiar of Dr. Jonathan Lazar

>To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>

>Cc: Clayton H Lewis <Clayton.Lewis at colorado.edu>,"Catherine M. Stager-Kilcommons" <Catherine.Stager-kilcommons at colorado.edu>,"Cindy D. Giltner" <cindy.giltner at colorado.edu>,Cynthia Giltner Pickett <Cindy.Pickett at colorado.edu>,Dana Kusjanovic <Dana.Kusjanovic at colorado.edu>,"Dean L. Colby" <dean.colby at colorado.edu>,"Karen A. Rosenschein" <karen.rosenschein at colorado.edu>,Katherine Skallerud <katherine.skallerud at colorado.edu>,Lee Shayler <l.shayler at comcast.net>,Melinda Piket-May <Melinda.Piket-may at colorado.edu>,Nola R Salisbury <Nola.Salisbury at colorado.edu>,Sharon L Vieyra <Sharon.Vieyra at colorado.edu>,Vijay Patel <vijay.patel at colorado.edu>,Virginia Schultz <Virginia.Schultz at colorado.edu>,George Kerscher <kerscher at montana.com>


> Hello All:

> I came across this person as a guest blogger on disability.gov

> (http://blog.govdelivery.com/usodep/); looking at his web page

> (http://triton.towson.edu/~jlazar/), he seems to have a very

> interesting background - teaches classes, writes books, conducts

> studies on universal design and accessibility. He received a Bolotin

> Award from NFB (press

> release: http://www.towson.edu/main/abouttu/newsroom/lazar071210.asp).

> You can hear the 2.5 minute introduction at the award ceremony

> http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Audio/2010_Convention_Highlights/Thursday_July_8/15_Dr_Jacob_Bolotin_Award.mp3

> Introduction starts at the 20:00 minute mark. His short acceptance

> starts at 22:30.

> If anyone has any other suggestions for keynotes, please feel free to

> let me know. 

> Happy July 4.

> Thanks,

> Howard


> --

> Howard Kramer

> AHG Conference Coordinator

> Access Specialist

> 303-492-8672

> fax: 492-5601

> Disability Services

> Division of ODECE- achieving excellence through diversity and

> inclusion

More information about the athen-list mailing list