Elaine Ober

Director of Accessibility Consulting Programs

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.

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