FCC’s Accessibility and Innovation Initiative Speaker Series: Dr. Juan E. Gilbert

By Renee Dopplick, ACM Director of Public Policy
March 3, 2014

The FCC’s Accessibility and Innovation Initiative Speaker Series will feature Dr. Juan E. Gilbert presenting on “Innovation in Voting Accessibility” on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 9 am ET. The presentation will be followed by accessible technology demonstrations in the FCC’s Technology Experience Center. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration for in-person attendance is not required but highly encouraged. A live webcast with captioning will be available.

Dr. Juan E. Gilbert is a member of the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and is the Presidential Endowed Chair in Computing at Clemson University. He also is an IDEaS Professor and Chair of the Human-Centered Computing Division in the School of Computing where he leads the HCC Lab. His research team at Clemson University won the FCC Chairman’s 2012 Award for Advancement in Accessibility for their accessible voting system, known as the Prime III: A Universally Designed Voting Machine. Dr. Gilbert was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering and Mathematics Mentoring by President Barack Obama in 2011.

He is also a Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science, a National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies, and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Dr. Gilbert was recently named one of the 50 most important African Americans in Technology.