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TDD 435-797-1981
Center for Persons with Disabilities
Utah State University
6800 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT

WebAIM Staff

Cyndi Rowland, PhD - Executive Director

Phone: 435-797-3381
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Bio: Dr. Rowland is the associate director at the Center for Persons with Disabilities. She currently directs projects that focus on the development and use of accessible technologies. WebAIM is one such program. Dr. Rowland began WebAIM in 1998 with federal funding and has worked to sustain the excellent contributions of this group over the years. Dr. Rowland is extensively involved in the National Center for Disability and Access to Education where she is the chair of the Technology Institute. Dr. Rowland is considered by many to be an expert in accessibility policy and law. She has worked extensively with education systems in transforming their practices to those that are accessible. Dr. Rowland has presented to over 90 groups on accessibility, and writes on topics of interest (currently the impact of accessible design on individuals with cognitive impairment). She has written over 30 articles on the Web, in journals, and in books. Dr. Rowland has taken leadership roles in 25 federal and state contracts and grants. She looks forward to a day when she is unemployed because the Web is a space that can be accessed by all.

Jared Smith - Associate Director

Phone: 435-797-7024
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Bio: Jared Smith is the Associate Director of WebAIM. He is a highly demanded presenter and trainer and has provided web accessibility training to thousands of developers throughout the world. With a degree in Marketing/Business Education, a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology, and over 16 years experience working in the web design, development, and accessibility field, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that is used to help others create and maintain highly accessible web content. Much of his written work, including a broad range of tutorials, articles, and other materials, is featured on the WebAIM site. Jared is active on twitter at @jared_w_smith.

Jonathan Whiting - Director of Training and Evaluation

Phone: 435-797-8284
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Bio: Jonathan Whiting is the Director of Training and Evaluation at WebAIM, based at Utah State University. His main passion is helping others learn to make the web more accessible to people with disabilities. Jonathan is also currently involved in the GOALS Project, a program to assist institutions of Higher Education in improving their accessibility system-wide. With a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology and over eleven years of experience in the field of web accessibility, Jonathan has published dozens of articles, tutorials, and other instructional resources. He has traveled extensively to train thousands of web developers and other professionals who develop or maintain web content.

Brock Taylor - Software Engineer

Phone: 435-797-0974
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Bio: Brock Taylor works as a Software Engineer for WebAIM. He graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Management Information Systems and has been doing professional web development since 2009. He has a broad range of experience and knowledge of many development languages and technologies. His strengths include JavaScript, C#, T-SQL, PHP, and MySQL. He loves to learn new things and tackle new challenges. In his free time Brock enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, and playing disc golf. He is also fluent in Spanish.

George Joeckel - Web Accessibility Specialist

Phone: 435-797-8284
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Bio: George has worked at Utah State University since 2008, and joined WebAIM at the end of 2015. He completed the Masters program in Instructional Psychology & Technology at Brigham Young University in 2007.

Katelyn Allison - Administrative Assistant

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Bio: Katelyn provides administrative support to WebAIM. She has had various experiences in business fields, ranging from banking to employment at a national energy laboratory. As a senior at Utah State University, she plans to graduate from the Huntsman School of Business in Business Administration and Operations Management. After graduation, she hopes to continue her education and receive a MBA from the Huntsman MBA program. Katelyn is from Idaho Falls, ID and enjoys camping, hiking, movies, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.

Maneesh Mohanavilasam - Web Accessibility Evaluator

Phone: 435-797-8284

Bio: Maneesh is a Web Accessibility Evaluator for WebAIM. He is pursuing a Master's degree in Computer Science at Utah State University. Maneesh prefers working at places where his skill-set can be utilized to help other people, and he previously worked for 3 years in the Healthcare IT domain. His interests include web development, distributed network programming and energy efficient computing. In his free time he likes to go hiking and explore new places.