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Web Accessibility Committee

Current Committee Members

  • Monica Bloom - Interim Director, Office of Institutional Equity
  • Dean Brusnighan - Assistive Technology Specialist, Academic Technologies
  • Kelly Beranger - Web Technician, Mathematics
  • Vicki Brantner - Online Communications Specialist, Business Services Training & Communications
  • Marcy Hintzman - Assistant Director Compliance and Disability Services, Office of Institutional Equity
  • Kris Knotts - Web Marketing and Development Manager, School of Management
  • Kevin Meyer - Web Designer, Administrative Computing, HFS-IT 
  • Michele Rund - Web Designer/Developer, Academic Technologies
  • David Schwarte - Assistive Technology Specialist, Academic Technologies
  • Aaron Smith - Programmer/Analyst, IT Administrative Computing
  • Iyad Uakoub, Career Services Systems Associate, Center for Career pportunities
  • Casey Wright - Web Application Programmer, Academic Technologies

Past Key Committee Members

  • Denton Brown, who authored the first draft, and was a strong advocate for a web accessibility policy.
  • Julie Kercher-Updike, who chaired the original committee to consider formulating a Web accessibility policy.
  • Kyle Bowen and James Mohler, who co-chaired the committee after VP Jim Bottom, Tony Hawkins and Dave Brannan approved in 2005 a recommendation to develop a university policy for Web accessibility.
  • Gavin Steiger, who chaired the committee from April 2006 to August 2007, and under his guidance the first draft of the proposed policy was written and significant improvements were made.
  • Diana Prieto, who successfully guided the committee through the organizational steps to transform the draft into an official policy.

Purdue Universal Access Initiative

Prior to the committee, a group called Purdue Universal Access Initiative was raising awareness and providing training in accessible web design. That group’s members were:

  • Bill Hanks of Center for Career Opportunities
  • Tim Nordland of Veterinary Medicine
  • David Schwarte of ITaP
  • Mary Ann Ferkis, Paula Micka, and Dean Brusnighan of Adaptive Programs (now the Disability Resource Center)