The Center on Disabilities at CSUN is proud to open the 32nd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference with an excellent keynote.
Keynote Address - Daniel Goldstein Daniel Goldstein, an attorney who has been involved in the field of disability rights for almost 35 years. Mr. Goldstein's entry into this field began at the behest of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). Beginning in 2000, he reached agreements on their behalf with AOL, Amazon, Target, eBay, Ticketmaster, Travelocity, H&R Block, and Scribd to make their websites accessible, as well as an order directing the Ohio Secretary of State to make its election website accessible. Mr. Goldstein has also secured court judgments requiring accessible voting machines and accessible online absentee ballot marking tools, as well as agreements requiring accessible health care kiosks, ATMs, and automated ordering devices at restaurants.
Strache Leadership Award - Richard Ladner Ladner is a Professor Emeritus in The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington where he has been on the faculty since 1971. His principal research area is in creating and evaluating technologies to help make the lives of people with disabilities better. He is currently working on the development of an accessible block-based programming language for touchscreen tablet computers so that blind children can have early access to computer programming.