Guests

Garth Corbett

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Garth A. Corbett is a Senior Attorney in the Legal Service Unit at Advocacy, Incorporated.  He joined Advocacy, Inc. in June 1990 and specializes in developmental disabilities issues.  Prior to joining Advocacy, Inc., Mr. Corbett worked as a supervising attorney with the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program, Alabama’s statewide protection and advocacy agency.  In August 1985, […]

Regina Blye

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Regina is currently the Executive Director of the Texas State Independent Living Council (SILC) in Austin, and is considered the youngest executive director of any SILC across the country.  She has over 10 years experience working in the independent living movement, helping to create change for people with disabilities.  She graduated from West Texas A&M […]

Dolores Gonzalez

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Dolores Gonzalez has life-long, self advocacy experience as a person with a disability and has worked in the field for more than 25 years.  She has served as the ADA Coordinator for the City of Austin since the law became effective in 1992.   In addition, she’s led the efforts, which have resulted in the City […]

H. Clyde Farrell

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

H. Clyde Farrell is an attorney with his own law practice in Austin, Texas.  He received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  He is also a Certified Financial Planner and is Certified as an Elder Law […]

Wendy Wilkinson

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Wendy is an attorney and Project Director of the DBTAC-Southwest ADA Center. The Center is a project of the ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization) program, which is based at TIRR Memorial|Hermann. She also served as Principal Investigator on Legal Protections for People with Disabilities, a project of the Research and Training Center on Managed Care […]

Mikail Davenport

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

See Mikail’s recipes towards the top of page.

Michele Harris PT

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Michele Zink Harris Michele Harris is a physical therapist with 20 years experience treating a wide variety of neurologically involved patient populations. She has expertise in providing assistive technology evaluation and application, movement disorder management, and education. She was the Director of Education for a clinician based assistive technology company from 1999-2006. She has developed […]

Britt Sitzes

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

For over a decade, Britt has been involved directly in the assessment of individuals with significant mobility and/or postural impairments; identification and recommendation of adaptive equipment in order to facilitate functional independent mobility; design of custom and/or customization of equipment to support interface between human and equipment; documentation of justifications for recommended equipment in order […]

Jamie Judd-Wall

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Jamie Judd-Wall is the founding Executive Director of TELL Enterprises. An educator with over 20 years of classroom and administrative experience, she brings a wealth of experience in the field of Special Education to TELL Enterprises. Jamie holds teaching and administrative certifications in both Texas and California. She holds five certifications from the Texas Board […]

Glenda Sims

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Glenda Sims is a Senior Systems Analyst at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. As a member of UT Team Web, Glenda helps support the central web site for the University. She serves as an Accessibility and Web Standards Evangelist and the self-appointed Web Accessibility Goddess at UT. Her specialties include usability/accessibility testing, handheld […]

Kate May

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Kate earned her a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has also earned her Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). She has presented at Closing The Gap (CTG), Pittsburg Employment Conference (PEC), Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), California […]

Desiree Sturdevant

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Desiree has been working with Knowbility for over four years now. She started out as a volunteer and last May officially became part of the staff as an accessibility experience specialist. She has been using JAWS for over ten years and has seen its growth and witnessed major improvements in that time, both in jaws and […]

Sharron Rush

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Sharron is the co-founder and Executive Director of Knowbility, a nonprofit organization that grew from the first Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) in Austin in 1998. Sharron leads the effort to replicate the AIR program in cities throughout the country. Because of AIR, professional Web developers from hundreds of state agencies and technology companies have learned about […]

Bob Kafka

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Through his advocacy efforts, Bob Kafka has made Austin, Texas, one of the most accessible cities in the country. Bob has galvanized activist projects for nearly 20 years. His perspective on direct action, non-violent civil disobedience and informed confrontation with institutional power is uniquely applicable to local issues. Bob is a grassroots organizer who established […]

Dennis Borel

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

As Executive Director of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD), Dennis is frequently called on for research, policy analysis and recommendations to the Texas Legislature and state agencies on issues surrounding disabilities. He serves on multiple advisory groups to state health and human services agencies and was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the […]

Representative Patrick Rose

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

State Representative Patrick Rose is serving his fourth term in the Texas House of Representatives representing District 45, which includes the Central Texas counties of Blanco, Caldwell and Hays. A leader known for his fierce independence, Rep. Rose has built a record of delivering results to the Texans he serves. As Chair of the House […]