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Jonathan Lazar


College of Information Studies


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Information Science

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Dr. Jonathan Lazar is a professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. Dr. Lazar has over 25 years of experience in research and teaching in human-computer interaction, with a focus on technology accessibility for people with disabilities, user-centered design methods, assistive technologies, web accessibility, and law and public policy related to accessibility and HCI.

Dr. Lazar has authored or edited 16 books, including Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction (2nd edition, co-authored with Feng and Hochheiser) and Ensuring Digital Accessibility Through Process and Policy (co-authored with Goldstein and Taylor). His 16th book, Foundations of Information Law (co-authored with Paul Jaeger, Ursula Gorham, and Natalie Greene Taylor) will be published in mid-2023.

Dr. Lazar frequently serves as an adviser to government agencies and regularly provides testimony at federal and state levels, and multiple US federal regulations cite his research publications. He is the executive director of the Maryland Initiative for Digital Accessibility (MIDA), a faculty member in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab, and was the general chair of the ACM ASSETS 2021 conference. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Adobe, and Google.

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