Jayne has been involved with Knowbility since the very first Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) in 1998. An internationally-recognized researcher, consultant and trainer, she advocates for digital inclusion no matter what she role she’s in at any organization, whether working for the United Nations or volunteering with a local nonprofit.
She is best well-known for her research and promotion of virtual volunteering and considers AIR one of the most exciting, innovative, worthwhile examples of this type of volunteer engagement.
Jayne became active online in 1993, and she created one of the first web sites to help to build the capacity of nonprofits to use the Internet. She was the Fall 2015 Duvall Leader in Residence at the University of Kentucky’s Center for Leadership Development and has guest lectured at classes at Portland State University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work, and St. Edward’s University. She has worked in Afghanistan, Ukraine, Germany, Egypt, Serbia and Poland, among other countries.
Jayne was a co-winner of the 2003 Dewey Winburne Community Service Award at SXSW Interactive. Jayne received her BA in Journalism from Western Kentucky University and her Master’s degree in Development Management from Open University in the U.K. Her own website is coyotecommunications.com. She is based near Portland, Oregon in the USA.