Richard Ladner is a Professor Emeritus in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971. His research is in the area of accessible computing which is an important subarea of human-computer interaction (HCI). He has mentored 27 PhD students, including the two other organizers of this workshop. He is the Principal Investigator for the NSF-funded AccessComputing Alliance that has the goal of increasing participation of students with disabilities in computing fields. He is a recipient of the 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) and the 2008 A. Nico Habermann Award. He is the winner of the 2014 SIGCHI Social Impact Award and the 2016 SIGACCESS Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility. He is the winner of the 2015 Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science, and Diversifying Computing. He is a founding member of the Board of the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology (CMD-IT).