Associate Director, Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University
Dr. Cyndi Rowland is an Associate Director of a large research-training-policy-and-service center, the Center for Persons Disabilities (CPD) at Utah State University. The CPD is in a national network of University Centers of Excellence in Disability; with 67 nationwide and at least one in each state and territory. She directs projects on technology and disability. She is the founder and Executive Director of WebAIM (www.webaim.org) and the Technology Director of the National Center for Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE; www.ncdae.org). Both groups have a rich history of research and product development to benefit the broader community and inclusive web. Dr. Rowland engages in her accessibility work at top tier national and international levels. Examples include sitting on the U.S. Section 508 refresh committee and working on initiatives out of UN organizations. Dr. Rowland is a current co-chair of the Universities Task Force for TeachAccess with a focus to improve the preservice training of a new generation of technology’s workforce to include knowledge and skills in accessibility.