Eve Hill is Tech for All’s Senior Legal Advisor. In this role, she provides assessments, recommendations, model policies and procedures, and training on a variety of topics related to disability rights and civil rights.
Eve Hill has decades of experience helping businesses, government agencies, employers, and nonprofits understand and implement disability rights law, as a federal government official, as the Director of District of Columbia Office of Disability Rights, at the Burton Blatt Institute, and in academia and private practice. She also has experience helping entities go beyond compliance to include disability as part of their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Eve’s experience regarding technology accessibility includes:
Eve’s impatience with unfairness has led her to fight for environmental, animal, and civil rights since childhood. She found her calling almost 30 years ago when she joined the disability civil rights movement.
Eve holds a B.A, magna cum laude, in English from Sweet Briar College and earned her law degree cum laude from Cornell Law School.
When you need
The knowledge leader in accessibility
A team with a high level of technical expertise in accessibility
A team with a complete understanding of how people with disabilities can and should interact with your product or service
then TFA is the team you’re looking for.
Glenn Dausch provides web accessibility testing and evaluation for TFA clients. He brings over twenty years of assistive technology knowledge to this role. As a life-long screen-reader user, he is uniquely positioned to help clients understand challenges faced by, and designs that are most accessible for, screen-reader users. He holds both the Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) and Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) certifications from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, which enable him to not only speak to user experience but also advise on the technical aspects of accessible design. Glenn also draws on his experience in higher education administration and policy development as well as his previous role working with students with disabilities and working at a start-up which designed accessible reading tools. Glenn has presented at various conferences, including Association of Education and Rehabilitation for the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER), American Council of the Blind and CSUN’s California State University Northridge Assistive Technology Conference. He earned a B.A. from Dowling College.
Cathy fosters partnerships between Tech for All and organizations striving to make a difference in the accessibility space through both research and the development of solutions to problems involving specialized, complex and emerging technologies. Combining her strong understanding of accessibility with her knowledge of the latest events in the accessibility legal landscape, Cathy guides organizations in accessibility and inclusion strategic planning and training.
Cathy has over 20 years of experience with accessible technology, strategic planning and training. She is an experienced manager, including in the healthcare industry. Cathy has collaborated in the creation, review, and implementation of accessibility related policies at the organization and system levels within higher education. Cathy has served on numerous advisory groups, including as a founding member of Cal Poly Pomona University’s Inclusive Excellence Council Executive Board and the California State University (CSU) Services to Students with Disabilities Advisory Committee. A Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), she actively conducts presentations and workshops for private, non-profit and educational organizations.
With an interdisciplinary background and a desire to make a difference, Cathy embraces a universal approach to design and collaboration with strategic partners. She believes the intersection of accessibility, diversity, and inclusion is at the heart of empowering individuals and organizations. Legally blind since birth, Cathy uses screen reader technology and is an active member of the disability community.
Cathy earned a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne, a Masters in Counseling from CSU at Fullerton, and a Bachelor’s in Social Ecology from the University of California at Irvine.
Michael leads a team of accessibility specialists who provide web accessibility testing support services and audits, document accessibility solutions, and training on the use of screen readers and other assistive technology, to support Tech for All’s clients.
Michael has over 20 years of experience in the assistive technology field and is a senior leader of the Tech for All team. In previous positions, Michael has developed video magnification systems for the visually impaired and implemented access solutions for people with disabilities in many different settings – from individuals to employment centers, libraries, hospitals, and universities. Michael is a regular presenter on accessibility testing and remediation practices – especially related to content and PDF accessibility – at a number of national conferences, including CSUN’s Conference on Disability, the premier conference on assistive technology, and California’s CTEBVI.
Michael has a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and holds International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) and Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Trusted Tester certifications.
Andre Lukatsky leads the technical side of accessibility evaluations, conducts low vision and keyboard testing, and delivers accessibility advice and training. As a senior member of the TFA team, Andre has conducted accessibility trainings and executed numerous accessibility evaluation and development projects, spanning desktop, online, and mobile platforms.
Andre has over 20 years of experience in accessible information technology and associated standards and best practices. His extensive design and development expertise in accessible web and software applications for industries such as Education, Publishing, Transportation, Online Retail, and Food Service allows him to dive deep into our clients’ systems and propose efficient remediation and accessible development strategies. Outside of his Tech For All responsibilities, Andre is the Chief Technology Officer at Hadley, which creates personalized learning opportunities that empower people to thrive — at home, at work and in their communities, and has a long history of delivering educational and technological advances to support people with blindness. At Hadley, Andre develops accessible distance education frameworks for blind and visually impaired learners, and implements technology solutions for users with disabilities.
Staying abreast of the constantly changing accessibility standards and best practices is Andre’s top priority. His in-depth knowledge of implementation patterns for accessible interfaces allows him to provide targeted advice for our clients. Andre likes to say that he “reads WCAG for fun,” and it’s true – knowing the standards like the back of his hand is invaluable in giving appropriate advice for accessibility remediation, design, and development. His motto is “it has to be accessible and usable” – it’s not enough to complete a checklist or pass “compliance” testing – it must also be fully usable by all potential audiences.
Andre is a graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology with a BS in Computer Science.
As a senior member of the Tech for All (TFA) consulting team, Crista leads non-visual accessibility evaluations of software, website, mobile, and integrated hardware and software products. As a user of screen-reading technology, Crista brings over 20 years of experience in design, development, and testing of accessible information and communication technology. Crista has helped organizations in a variety of industries, including higher education, finance, and publishing.
In her previous role as Director of Web Operations for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), Crista oversaw a team of developers, database administrators, content managers, and social media professionals to develop and expand several accessible websites and software applications. With CrissCross Technologies, a company that specialized in the creation of learning and training materials for computer users who use talking computers, Crista created and distributed audio tutorials on Windows-based applications for users of screen-reading technology and developed and distributed games and educational software for people with visual impairments. As an instructor at the Baruch College Computer Center for Visually Impaired People, Crista taught several courses in software and web applications for users of assistive technology.
Crista has a B.A. from Indiana University.
Rick, plays several key roles for Tech for All (TFA), including managing the contractual and business aspects of its engagements and providing strategic support to its leadership and consulting teams. Rick leverages over 20 years of strategic consulting experience with senior management, primarily focused on accessibility matters, to support organizations seeking to pragmatically achieve and sustain ADA compliance across their websites, products, services, and internal IT systems.
For the past 17 years, seven as Executive Consultant for the American Foundation for the Blind’s (AFB) Consulting Group and ten with TFA, Rick has provided strategic consulting support to address the accessibility of digital products, applications and websites for users with disabilities. Strategic support is designed to help clients answer accessibility questions such as “Where do we stand?”, “What are our options?”, “Can you help us get it right?”, “How can we sustain accessibility?”
Before joining AFB and TFA, Rick enjoyed a highly successful, 20+ year career in publishing during the genesis and evolution of electronic/digital publishing. An industry pioneer, he became deeply engaged in industry efforts to realize the potential of digital publishing to expand access to content for students with visual impairments. In collaboration with the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and working with the AFB and CAST (a nonprofit education research and development organization that created the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and UDL Guidelines, now used the world over to make learning more inclusive.), Rick participated in the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) initiative. The NIMAS initiative resulted in the formulation of the design and operating model for the highly successful AccessText Network (ATN), launched in 2009. Through ATN, 57 member publishers support over 3,000 post-secondary institutions by providing rapid access to over 750,000 digital files for use by students with disabilities; of these files, more than 50,000 are available for immediate download where previously it would have taken weeks.
From the early pre-internet days of electronic publishing, Rick has been fascinated by and engaged in efforts to realize the potential for digital technologies to remove barriers that limit opportunities for people with disabilities. He is motivated daily by the realization that each TFA engagement presents a chance to remove barriers and expand opportunities for individuals living with disabilities.
Rick holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Graduate School of Business (NYC).
(1) “An overview of content accessibility issues experienced by educational publishers,” Learned Publishing, 2018, Volume 31, pp 35-38
(2) “Accessibility Requirements take on New Significance for Publishers,” Publishing Research Quarterly, Fall 2005, Volume 21, Number 3
(3) “Chapter 7: Accessibility,” The Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing, Columbia University Press, 2003, pp 325-369
Elaine works with Tech for All’s technology and leadership teams to help publishing, educational technology, online learning, and higher education sector clients to create accessible products and digital displays that conform to accessibility standards and to integrate accessibility into their business processes.
Elaine has over 35 years’ experience in higher education publishing and technology. Prior to joining Tech for All she was Head of Accessibility Advocacy for Pearson, the global learning company. In that role she oversaw internal and external communication of Pearson’s ongoing accessibility story; trained editorial, branding, and marketing teams and vendors on making images and videos accessible; and managed Pearson’s relationships with advocacy groups, institutional partners, and other players in the accessible publishing ecosystem.
Elaine believes that every child can learn, and that technology should facilitate learning, not create barriers. She served on the Advisory Board for the DIAGRAM Center, a Benetech Initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. DIAGRAM brought together a diverse group of experts and end users from across industries including education, technology and publishing to collaborate on best practices for meeting the needs of students with disabilities. Elaine was also on the National Task Force of the Center for Accessible Material Innovation (CAMI) at Georgia Tech, founded to develop creative solutions that will improve the retention and graduation rates of students with disabilities who face accessibility barriers, with a focus on Minority Serving Institutions (MSI).
Elaine holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and an MSLIS from Simmons University School of Library and Information Science.
As a senior member of the Tech for All (TFA) team, Sue leads consulting projects for a wide spectrum of industries, including technology corporations, educational institutions, publishing, and government. Sue meets with clients to conduct needs analysis and select the appropriate TFA team to meet the needs of customers in a streamlined and cost-efficient manner. Her areas of expertise include web evaluations, document accessibility, and enterprise accessibility strategic planning.
Sue has over 20 years of experience in digital accessibility compliance. She has extensive experience in the evaluation of web and software applications for conformance with the accessibility standards and usability best practices. Sue organizes customized role based individual and group training for Web Developers, UX/UI Designers, Quality Control Tester, Document Creators, Compliance Officer, Leadership, Procurement, and Legal teams. Sue created and was the Program Manager of the Universal Design Center at the California State University at Northridge. Her team evaluated websites and mobile devices for accessibility compliance and usability. She was also a Disability Services Counselor in higher education specialized in accommodation services and assistive technology while also teaching in the College of Education, Special Ed Dept. Sue is highly involved with EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association and the largest community of technology, academic, industry, and campus leaders, dedicated to advancing higher education through the use of IT. In addition to being a current member, she is a former co-chair of the EDUCAUSE IT Accessibility Constituency Group, and has published in the EDUCAUSE Review, whose contributed content offers practical advice and guidance, interactive elements, and multimedia about managing and using information resources in higher education. She is a frequent presenter on strategic business planning for accessibility compliance at conferences, including the international CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, Accessing Higher Ground, EDUCAUSE.
Sue’s core values include defining inclusivity and accessibility as one and the same. She values the contributions of all and believes all individuals should have the opportunity to benefit from the full programs and services throughout an organization without accessibility barrier limitations. Removing barriers and embracing differences we provide the opportunity to benefit from individuals’ many and varied talents.
Sue holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from State University of New York at Albany, a MS in Information Resource Management and a Certificate in Information Systems / Telecommunications Management from Syracuse University.