Richard E. Ladner

Richard E. LadnerRichard E. Ladner is the Boeing Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is the Principal Investigator for the NSF-funded AccessComputing Alliance whose goal is to increase the number and success of students with disabilities in computing fields. He is the Assistant Director of the National Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities (CMD-IT). He edits the Broadening Participation ViewPoints Column in the Communications of the ACM.

He has an active research program in accessible computing. His projects include the Tactile Graphics Project, the MobileASL Project, the ASL-STEM Forum Project, and the Mobile Accessibility Project.

He is a recipient of the 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM), the 2008 Computing Research Association's A. Nico Habermann Award, and a winner of a 2008 Purpose Prize. He is a member and second vice-chair of the NSF Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering.