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Jim Allan

Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Career spans 30+ years: Teacher of the Visually Impaired for 10 years - RRISD; Assistive technology specialist (9 years), and webmaster for 18 years; Accessibility Coordinator 6+years.  

Presented numerous national and international conferences on website accessibility; Consulted with WGBH on multimedia accessibility; Invited Expert at the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative 18 years - Chair of the User Agent Working Group for 6 years, - Chair Low Vision Task Force for 6 years; Member of the Space Camp Hall of Fame 2009; Accessibility Judge for International Accessibility Internet Rally for 14 years - judging nonprofit and art organization websites for accessibility during redesign competitions. Worked on state and federal legislation related to accessibility. Alternate representative to Section 508 Refresh. 2011 Dewey Winburne Community Service Award.


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