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Vetting Before Getting: Is Your Information and Communication Technology Accessible?

Kelsey Hall
Kelsey is a certified Teacher of the Deaf (TOD), Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), and Certified Dyslexia Practitioner (CDP) through the International Dyslexia Association, as well as an AAC (Augmentative Communication) and AT (Assistive Technology) Specialist.  Kelsey is currently a member of the McDonald's Corporate Accessiblity Team.  Prviously,  she was the IT Accessibility/Assistive Technology Coordinator at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and presents nationally regarding accessibility, assistive technologies, and supporting individuals who learn differently in the K-12 and post-secondary environments. Kelsey co-founded the UMass Accessibility Retreat and co-facilitates the taskforce of accessibility stewards system-wide working to implement university-wide administrative Standards on Accessibility. Kelsey has a particular skill, experience, and interest in working with and training professionals in accessibility (website, software, physical space, procurement), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and assistive technologies.

Kristina England
Kristina is a Web Application Specialist at University Information Technology Services in the UMass President's Office. Two years ago, she volunteered to become the IT Accessibility Coordinator for the system office.  Kristina has since co-established a Cross-Campus Accessibility Group and co-founded the UMass Accessibility Retreat.  She is currently working with a taskforce of accessibility champions from across the University to implement University Administrative Standards on Accessibility. Kristina believes everyone can learn how to be a techy as well as an advocate for accessibility and universal design.  She has an MA in English from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

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