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Rachel Busnardo

Accessibility Training Specialist
Digital Accessibility Office
Rachel Busnardo is the Digital Accessibility Trainer for the DAO. She holds a BA in Literature and Writing Studies from California State San Marcos and an MFA in Creative Writing from CU Boulder where she also taught creative writing workshops for several years. She is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Learning Design and Technology from CU Denver with an emphasis in adult learning. When she isn’t training others,...

Kevin Darcy

Researcher in Residence
Digital Accessibility Office
Kevin is the lead researcher for the Digital Accessibility Office (DAO) and is a fifth year PhD student in the department of Anthropology. Research for DAO began in June 2017 and concluded in February 2020. His research for the Digital Accessibility Office is grounded in ethnographic methods and the holistic tradition of anthropological inquiry. The research has been focused on the lived experiences of low vision and blind students at...

Amelia Dickerson

Digital Accessibility Cultivator
Digital Accessibility Office
Amelia received her undergraduate degree in sociology and history from Colorado College and then explored careers in counseling psychology and secondary education before arriving in the Digital Accessibility Office. Amelia has used assistive technology for 20+ years, testing with it and educating others since 2012. In the DAO, Amelia works on a number of different projects, including building and maintaining the Accessibility Issues and Standards Database , creating a number...
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Trinidad "Tai" Gomez

Captioning Specialist
Digital Accessibility Office
Tai handles captioning case management and a variety of captioning-related projects and research for the Digital Accessibility Office. He earned his MA in English from CU Boulder and a BA in English from Regis University. He is passionate about education and improving the learning environment of CU. In his spare time, he likes to read and bake.
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Laura Hamrick

Strategy and Outreach Manager
Digital Accessibility Office
Laura Hamrick is the Strategy and Outreach Manager in the Digital Accessibility Office at CU Boulder. She currently manages the campus captioning service, accessibility training and communications, and certain research efforts. She has worked at CU Boulder in digital accessibility since 2016. Before coming to CU, she worked as a technology teacher for K-12 and received a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...

Addison Hugen

Senior Accessibility Tester
Digital Accessibility Office
Addie is a Senior Accessibility Tester for the Digital Accessibility Office. She is thrilled to be contributing to improvements in the accessibility of content for students and faculty. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, skiing, and many other outdoor activities.
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Anna Reid

Digital Accessibility Tester
Digital Accessibility Office
Anna Reid is a Digital Accessibility Tester and has a wide array of expertise in various digital accessibility topics. She formerly worked as an Academic Accessibility Specialist for the Digital Accessibility Office and as a Low Vision Technology Tester in the CU Accessibility and Usability Lab. She has a Masters of Social Work with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and Policy Practice.
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Konstantin Tovstiadi

Associate Director for Digital Accessibility
Digital Accessibility Office
Kosta has lead the digital accessibility office since 2018. He has worked at CU Boulder in OIT since 2012 first in web consulting and then digital accessibility. He has worked at universities for nearly 20 years in a variety of capacities (instructor, support staff and manager) and disciplines (lingustics, translation, rhetoric, intercultural communication, research methods and statistics, content management systems, and accessibility). He is a native of Russia with a...
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Paula Vaughan

Accessibility and Usability Lab Testing Coordinator
Digital Accessibility Office
Paula Vaughan began her career in IT at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1980 upon receiving her master’s degree from CU. Rising through the ranks from Systems Analyst to IT Project Manager, some of Paula's more entertaining projects include the introduction of computing to Boulder Campus' Facilities Management Department with the design and implementation of a work order cost accounting system, in-house development of CU's Acquisition Card system,...
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Michael Williamson

Accessibility and Usability Lab Manager
Digital Accessibility Office
Mike has worked in the fields of accessibility, assistive technology (AT), and disability services for over 15 years. Mike has a Master of Science degree in Assistive Technology and Human Services from California State University Northridge. Throughout his career, Mike has worked as a certified assistive technology trainer, accessibility consultant, and director of a low vision and blindness support center. Currently, Mike manages the Accessibility and Usability Lab, where he...