Mary Jo Mueller is the IBM Accessibility Standards Program Manager in IBM Design. Her primary role is to monitor and influence worldwide accessibility standards as well as government policies and regulations. She has over 19 years of accessibility experience and spearheaded the effort to teach IBM new-hire designers their role in accessibility. She is an active member of several W3C accessibility standards groups, and is co-chair of the Accessibility Conformance Testing task force. She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University.