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Aimee Degnan is an IAAP Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) and a seasoned Drupal and Web Architect who helps audit and architect websites for better accessibility. She has been working with rich internet applications since 1995 and content management systems since 1999. She believes in eliminating all the barriers that exist for accessibility to help make the web more diverse through inclusivity.
Bevi Chagnon heads up PubCom, one of country's leading consultancies for accessible publishing for print, web, digital, and Acrobat PDF.
She's a senior instructor for several government agencies, including the US Government Publishing Office. Chagnon is the author of the Sec. 508 Workshop series of books on making accessible documents through PubCom Media.
She is a frequent contributor on many technical forums and is an Adobe Community Professional on Adobe's tech forums.
Debra Ruh is a Global Disability Inclusion Strategist, Market Influencer, internationally recognized keynote speaker, published author, branding expert, successful entrepreneur, and an exceptional mother. Debra is host of popular program: Human Potential at Work. Co-founder of the award winning #AXSChat is one of the tweet chat in the world with a reach in the billions. Debra was also named in the "Top 5% of Global Social Media Influencers".
Denis Boudreau is an internationally-recognized Web accessibility speaker, consultant and trainer. An expert member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) and a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA), Denis been advocating inclusion for people with disabilities and the elderly on the Web for over 19 years and currently serves as the President of the Montreal Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS).
I am a Title II ADA expert.
*Certified ADA coordinator
I've:
*Consulted with 200 local government and several business clients about web accessibility
*Produced / Hosted 12 webinars on web accessibility
*Written white papers in the US and Australia on government web accessibility
*Many speaking engagements nationally
Donna Smith is the manager of accessible services for Sound Transit. Donna has over thirty-five years experience as a professional in the field of disability advocacy with most of those years as a training and technical assistance specialist on disability-related laws and issues. Since 2002, she has focused specifically on transportation issues.
Donna understands firsthand the essential role of accessible, affordable transportation in the lives of people with disabilities.
Glenda Sims is the Team A11Y (Accessibility) Lead at Deque, where she shares her expertise with government organizations, educational institutions, and companies that range from small businesses to Fortune 50. Glenda is an adviser and co-founder of AccessU, and served as the lead judge for OpenAIR (Accessibility Internet Rally). She spent over a decade as a senior developer at the University of Texas at Austin, where she helped support the university's central web site.
Michael Parker has more than 20 years of experience working in the assistive technology field. After founding Access Ingenuity in 2002, he has lead Access Ingenuity's efforts to remediate documents for accessibility and test the accessibility of websites. He has also developed products for the visually impaired as well as implemented access solutions for people with disabilities in many different settings - including employment centers, libraries, hospitals, and universities.
Rain Breaw Michaels is an expert in user experience and interaction design, information architecture, and web accessibility. Recent work has included experience and architectural overhauls of SAG-AFTRA's online cast clearance tool, RSA's conference site, ArchivesSpace (an open source archive framework), Technicolor Games, and the USC Race & Equity Center's PRISM project.
Helen is a partner in Accessibility Strategies LLP. The company provides services to the Federal Government and Industry to create an accessible Information and Communication Technology (ICT) environment that guarantees equal access for people of all abilities.
She retired from the General Services Administration in December 2017 where she was a Program Director in the Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP).
Founder/President of WeCo Accessibiility Services, a company of digital technologists who all live with one or more disability. Communications education/federal program coordination experience, former Minnesota Department of Transportation's Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan Accessibiltiy Communications Specialist. In addition to leading WeCo, specializes in accessible Microsoft documents, accessibiltiy policy development and planning.
In 2001 I founded Test Partners Ltd, an outsource software testing company based in London, specialising in websites, web-based applications and mobile applications. I have provided accessibility testing, training and consultancy services for websites since 2002 and for mobile applications since 2012.
My testing experience includes many hundreds of wireframe reviews, WCAG audits using manual techniques and automated tools, expert reviews using assistive technologies, and user testing sessions.
Debra Kyles is an Accessibility Engineer for Nuance TouchCommerce. She has extensive experience working with businesses and government offices to help them meet WCAG and Section 508 accessibility guidelines. As an advocate for disabled users, she tests, trains and offers solutions to help developers make sites and applications truly inclusive and accessible for all users. She has partnered with companies such as Microsoft, Google, State of California, and Optum Technology.
I am a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) and am well versed in WCAG, ADA, Section 508, ARIA, and screen readers (JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver).

I work with:
• designers to create accessible wireframes and prototypes
• developers to implement accessible designs
• testers to verify accessible implementation
• management to create remediation plans

I also teach accessibility classes on WCAG basics, ARIA coding, screen readers, and how to test for accessibility.
John Foliot is an internationally recognized Web Accessibility Specialist and champion for the cause of web standards and universal accessibility. He has provided consultation services to government agencies, educational institutions and private sector companies since 1998. His wealth of Digital Accessibility experience and insight enables him to provide stakeholders with applicable, simple and accessible strategies and solutions to everyday challenges in website design.
A UCLA engineer with an MBA, Peter Shikli has over 30 years in software development, high-tech business formation, and project management. He is a Certified Manufacturing Engineer, a Registered Professional Engineer, accredited college instructor, guest lecturer, a Trusted Tester certified by the federal Office of Accessible Systems & Technology, and has published over 40 articles & books.
Mr. Shikli's experience includes VP of R&D, CIO for an electronic component exchange, and more.
B.A. degrees from Yale University (2002). 7 years working as a financial analyst/software developer in the financial services industry. Started accessibility work in 2009. Worked on the EU Accessibility directive, the EIII project. 3+ years working for Deque Systems as a senior A11y SME, 3 years as a digital a11y lead for BB&T. Co-founder of Blind Accessibility Tester Society, have participated in W3C working groups on ARIA, ARIA Authoring Practices and auto-WCAG (accessibility testing rules).
A user of assistive technology for 13 years, Corbb has led more than 600 presentations about accessibility across the U.S. and Canada, and he is an active advocate for people with disabilities. As a kid, Corbb taught himself the web programming languages of HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL so he could build a resource hub for webmasters. Before joining Siteimprove as its Accessibility Testing Operations Manager, Corbb led the accessibility initiatives connected to U.S. Bank's recent rebranding campaign.
Gian Wild is the CEO, Founder and President of AccessibilityOz, established in Australia in 2011 and the United States in 2015. Gian has worked in the accessibility industry since 1998. She worked on the first Level AAA accessible web site in Australia (Disability Information Victoria) and developed one of the first automated accessibility testing tools, PurpleCop, in 2000. She spent six years on the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group.
Software developer consultant with broad experience especially web, Windows, cognitive accessibility and AAC. Open collaborative development. Currently working on W3C WAI staff supporting cognitive accessibility standards work (eg WCAG & personalization). Also Mulberry Symbols ACC symbol set.
Ashley Cwikla has been involved in the field of accessibility and assistive technology for over 10 years. She is currently employed at Harvard University as an Assistive Technology Coordinator and at Northern Arizona University (remote) as the Accessibility E-learning Specialist. Ashley has experience in document remediation, digital accessibility, and holds a doctorate in the field along with a CPWA.
Maud Stiernet is a Vienna based, experienced Communications' Specialist with a teacher's background. As a multilingual and cross-cultural citizen, Maud has always been connecting dots between people, backgrounds and ideas. She often took the role of a coordinator in multidisciplinary work, team management, and multigenerational-, multicultural groups or between civil society, governments, and the private sector. She manages to reunite people towards common inclusive goals and capacity building.
I began providing training on how to interpret WCAG 1.0 and accessible instructional design when e-learning was just being discussed as a viable option for learning. I switched to document accessibility in 2001 when Adobe Acrobat 5 was released and there was no training/guidance on what an accessible PDF/document was. I wrote the first (and only) book on working with tagged PDF, now in its 4th edition. I've written several books and free tutorials on accessible document design.
I have led three accessibility initiatives in transforming corporate design and development operations in to more inclusive centers of design.
Ms. Zirkle has over 17 years' experience working with individuals with disabilities and education/outreach. She is an advocate and educator with regard to providing technical support, awareness, and guidance on assistive technologies, web accessibility as well as the laws around overall accessibility and those that protect individuals with disabilities.
Dr. Kevin Gumienny is Microassist's senior learning architect and leads the Learning Development team. He has delivered presentations at the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, the Southwest Learning Summit, the Texas Interagency Training Expo, and the Texas Distance Learning Association. He authored "The Training Manager's Guide to Accessible Elearning," an in-depth look at how to ensure online training fosters a welcoming experience for all learners.
Pam has been working in assistive technology and disability support services for over 12 years. Some of the presentations she has done have been as Accessing Higher Ground, AHEAD, Colorado Career Dev. Assoc.
Topics presented on have been Assistive Technology, How to work with students who have disabilities, Walk a mile in my shoes., Seeing past the disability to see the strengths.
Rob Carr is the ICT Accessibility Program Manager for Oklahoma ABLE Tech. ABLE Tech is Oklahoma's Assistive Technology Act Program housed at Oklahoma State University. Rob helps Oklahoma state agencies and higher education institutions to make their websites and software more accessible. Rob gets to work with Oklahoma's public sector on everything from the details of creating accessible content to statewide accessibility policy and guidance.
In September 2001, Rosemary saw an ad by TecAccess, a Virginia-based technology company, in a disability newsletter. It needed web testers, so she applied for the position. That commenced her fifteen-year career as an electronic and information technology (E&IT) accessibility analyst. Besides TecAccess, she also has worked for two other similar companies. Working for those companies has allowed Rosemary to present at major disability conferences.
I've taught many people who are blind or low vision, some of whom have other disabilities, to use screen readers and many other assistive technologies. For 7 years, I have worked for Target, providing feedback on designs and digital experiences, and testing for defects, using both WCAG 2.0 and our own internal procedures, which I have helped create.
Passionate leader who successfully guides organizations through the transformation to meet WCAG 2.0 AA & W3C Digital Guidelines. Experienced in identifying how Accessibility Compliance affects all areas of organizations, reviewing potential current exposure and possible alternative solutions. Proven history in identifying organizational gaps, creating clear and executable plans for short term, intermediate and ultimately long term success and adherence.
November Champion leads the Wells Fargo Marketing Digital Accessibility & Governance team.

She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Starkloff Disability Institute and chairs the Development Committee.

Past speaking engagements include industry conferences and spaces where accessibility is unknown. Her last public engagement highlighted the issues with using disability simulations as a method to promote awareness and engagement.
Helping make the complex not so complicated. An accessibility solutions engineer making the telecommunications industry and government sectors better. Bringing over 20 years of experience providing access to content for people of all abilities, and engineering accessible environments that lead to accessible experiences.
Dennis has been a leader at Sprint in the field of accessible communications, implementing products and services for the US and internationally as a Business Development Manager in Sprint's Accessibility team. In his 15+ years at Sprint, he implemented mobile apps, web-based relay services, accessibility related mobile device customizations, and New Zealand captioned telephone services. His latest efforts include deploying a CapTel phone model that is compatible with Braille devices.
Dr. JoAnne Juett is a Hoosier native and current resident of Indianapolis, where she works as a Senior Accessibility Specialist for Salesforce. Before moving to Salesforce, she was an accessibility consultant with Wells Fargo and served as Director of Accessibility Governance and Compliance for their internal EIT (electronic and information technology) team. Prior to Wells Fargo, Dr. Juett was Accessibility Team Lead at HighPoint Global.
Joe work's hard to bring a breadth and depth of accessibility experience that is both engaging and transformative for organizations applying over 15 years of experience supporting & engaging in accessibility efforts. He uses his combined experience implementing accessibility at an institutional level, applying his technical background in web development and design, as well as applying his background in Special Education to help companies succeed with accessibility efforts.
My name is Ray Campbell, and I work as Senior Accessibility Analyst for United Airlines in their Information Technology organization. I have been working in the accessibility field for over 7 years. I have spent much of my time auditing websites, mobile apps, Kiosks and other content for accessibility. I've done auditing and training on United States' Section 508 standards, and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) guidelines.
Suzanne Montgomery has worked in a variety of Legal and Compliance roles at AT&T for nearly 15 years. She currently serves as Vice President - Compliance & Chief Accessibility Officer. In that role, she serves as AT&T's advocate for accessibility inclusion in product design, services and employee resources. She interfaces with internal and external stakeholders to champion accessibility solutions.
Am a UI-Accessibility Architect and developer
Cyndi Wiley is an interaction designer, creative coder, artist, gamer, and educator. Currently, she serves as the Digital Accessibility Coordinator for Iowa State University and was a former Professor of Art & Design at Grand View University. She began her career in the late '90s in St. Louis, Missouri, working as a graphic designer and creative director, running a business, learning markup languages (HTML/CSS), and developing a deep love of cats.
Dr. Snyder is the author of The Visual Made Verbal: A Comprehensive Training Manual and Guide to the History and Applications of Audio Description, published by the American Council of the Blind; it is now available from the Library of Congress in Braille and as an audio book, and in Polish, Portuguese and Russian--Spanish, Greek and Chinese editions are in development. Dr. Snyder has presented on description or trained describers in 44 states and 63 countries.
Crystal Baker has 13 years of accessibility experience in the public sector and 4 years' experience with AT&T. Passionate about helping others, she was gifted a job duty no one else wanted, an electronic and information resources accessibility coordinator. With encouragement from local peers in the accessibility industry, Crystal became a leader in this field and was snatched up by AT&T's Corporate Compliance Office.
Daniel Frank is a Certified Accessibility Professional (CPACC, WAS, CPWA), and an innovative and effective leader within the Financial Services industry in ensuring Web site and electronic content accessibility for users with disabilities.
Director, Document Accessibility Solutions
Crawford Technologies Inc.

Dennis Quon, EDP, of leads the Document Accessibility Services business at Crawford Technologies' business providing automated software and service bureau accessible document solutions to the visually and cognitively challenged.
Dennis 30 years of experience in the electronic document industry with 10 in the accessibility space. Dennis sits on various association boards.
JP has a MIS degree and has worked with both front/back end projects including the management of multiple types of servers. He started his own web design business fresh out of college, which introduced him to diverse customers. As a business owner for 8 years, JP was forced to wear multiple hats and explain technical concepts to non-technical customers, while ensuring that digital contents were always accessible to all users.
María de Lourdes Arreola Prado is an inclusion and ICT accessibility consultant. She is the creator and founder of Linkenium, which accompanies companies and institutions in the construction of INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENTS. She is also one of the founder members of Fundación Hearcolors.
In 2015, she received the State Award against Discrimination, granted by the CODHEM, for promoting equality and non-discrimination in the workplace.
Mikey Ilagan is a Product Manager on the Comcast Accessibility Team. He's spent the past decade building digital experiences using a lifetime of passion for technology. Today, he uses a diverse background to work with product teams to ensure Xfinity's offerings are usable and well-designed for customers using assistive technology.
I am a person who lives with two disabilities which assists me in having knowledge and experience with accessibility every day. I have been able to use my disabilities as strengths as the Director of Accessibility Services at my current job. I have a Masters degree in technical communication that included a course in usability testing. I also have a degree in E-Business technology that involved me gaining knowledge and experience regarding website design/development.
Experienced design and communication consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization industry. Certified in Disability Management and Training. Skilled in Digital Accessibility, Inclusive Design, Communications, and Creative Direction.
An international Accessibility Implementation Specialist & Entrepreneur, with proven experience of over 7 years in accessibility implementation processes in Israel and abroad.

Until recently, , I was working as the Director of Business Development and Marketing under STEP-HEAR LTD, a company whose manufacturing technological accessibility solutions for People with Disabilities and Elderly.
After 27 years of working in the technology sector in technical and senior management positions, Dave Herr has spent the last eight years working in the assistive technology industry for both CommonLook and Texthelp. With an extensive background of working in both North American and International markets, Dave has a wealth of information to share on how to develop a document accessibility program.
Dax is an award-winning Adobe Certified PDF Trainer who has been working in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry for nearly two decades. He has spent the last 5 years running accessibility programs and teaching accessibility to thousands world-wide at events such as Adobe Max and Creative Pro Week. Dax focuses on creating time-saving methodologies and solutions that keep projects on track despite having to adapt to unfamiliar accessibility requirements.
Jay Wyant is the Chief Information Accessibility Officer for the State of Minnesota. The Office of Accessibility works with state agencies and its employees to help ensure that all digital state operations and services are accessible. The Office's website provides a wealth of information for state staff and everyone else, and the monthly newsletter highlights state initiatives, resources and other accessibility news.