HCI & Design at the University of Washington
The ability to derive insights from data and take action based on those insights are essential skills for all citizens in the 21st century knowledge economy. However, people with disabilities are at a disadvantage because they do not have equal access to the most common output of analytics workflows - interactive digital charts, graphs, maps and other data visualizations. SAS is working to change that.
Please join Ed Summers for an interactive presentation. Ed will provide an overview of the accessibility program at SAS including recent progress towards universally accessible analytics and data visualization.
Ed Summers is a blind software engineer and an accessibility specialist. He has a B.S. in Computer Science and more than 20 years of professional experience as a software developer and a development manager. Ed’s personal mission is to enable people with disabilities to realize their full potential in the classroom and the 21st century knowledge economy. He fulfills that mission as a leader in the software industry and disability-related not-for-profit organizations.
Ed is a Distinguished Technical Leader and Senior Manager of Accessibility at SAS - the market leader in business analytics software and services. The SAS accessibility team enables users of all abilities to access the power of analytics. Ed also serves as the Chair of both the North Carolina Commission for the Blind and the North Carolina State Board of Education Advisory Council for the Governor Morehead School for the Blind.