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Frances West

Board Member, franceswestco

Frances West is a highly respected leader and has been instrumental in supporting inclusive technology policies and accessibility standards around the globe. Frances joined IBM Research as the leader of the Human Ability and Accessibility Center and eventually became the company’s first Chief Accessibility Officer. She has served on the board of directors of the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Assistive Technology Industry Association and the U.S Business Leadership Network, among others. She currently sits on the board of the World Institute on Disability, is a trustee at the National Braille Press and an advisor to the National Business & Disability Council in addition to serving on Knowbility’s board.