Dr. Richard Ladner To Present Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

April 1, 2010

[Picture of Richard Ladner]

SEATTLE – Dr. Richard Ladner will present the 2010 Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thursday, April 22, at Johnson Hall, Room 102, on the University of Washington, Seattle campus. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Ladner is a Boeing Professor in the UW Department of Computer Science and Engineering, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Linguistics Departments. His lecture, Designing and Building Technology to Empower People, will address software and hardware solutions that make computers and other aspects of life more accessible to persons with disabilities. A sign language interpreter will be at the event and programs printed in Braille will also be available.

Named in honor of the UW's first Vice President for the Office of Minority Affairs (1970), the annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture is dedicated to acknowledging the work of our distinguished faculty by spotlighting nationally recognized research focusing on diversity and social justice.

To register, please contact cpromad@uw.edu or call 206-685-3422 by April 15.

For more information, visit http://depts.washington.edu/omad/samkelly/