Jim Allan is the webmaster at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He has worked in the field of assistive technology and accessible information access for over 30 years. He has been an essential advisor, consultant and friend to Knowbility since 1998.
Jim is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium’s-Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C- WAI) and is Co-Facilitator of the Low Vision Taskforce. He previously served as Chair of the User Agent working group and was a member of the W3C’s Authoring Tools & Education and Outreach working groups. He served as the alternate representative for W3C-WAI to the Section 508 Refresh committee (TEITAC).
For his work on the advisory board of AIR Austin, Jim received a Distinguished Service Award from the City of Austin’s Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. He is currently the Accessibility Coordinator and webmaster for the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. As webmaster, he is committed to the accessible Web design and the development of accessible multimedia textbooks, learning materials and assessments for all students. Jim has a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin.