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The User Experience Subgroup had to cancel the UX UnConference in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the planned keynote took place online April 2, 2020.
About the Webinar
In her talk, "Inclusion through Design," University of Baltimore professor Dr. Kathryn Summers argues that successful democracy depends on inclusive design, by discussing the various texts encountered during the voter journey and the ways in which these texts can be welcoming or exclusionary. Dr. Summers shares examples of what has been learned over the last few years about inclusive design in elections--in general, and specifically in Maryland.
About Prof. Summers
Dr. Kathryn Summers is director of University of Baltimore's M.S. in Interaction Design and Information Architecture and Digital Media Production and User Experience certificate programs. Her current work focuses on making voting activities more usable and accessible through inclusive design for people who use assistive technology and people who do not read well. She has also spent nearly two decades focusing on making medical and other information easier to find, navigate and read on the Web for people with lower literacy skills. Learn more about Dr. Summers and her work here.
Note: Talk begins at 40:21. Please skip forward to this point in the recording.