The core team working on digital accessibility is part of the Office of Integrity, Safety and Compliance. We have six full-time staff and a fluctuating number of part time staff and native assistive technology user testers. The program builds on extensive work completed by the IT Service and Applications Accessibility Initiative project in 2014-2017.

 

Amelia Dickerson

Accessibility Professional
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 of...
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Trinidad "Tai" Gomez

Captioning Specialist
Digital Accessibility Office
Tai supports captioning efforts 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

Assistant Director, Training and Outreach
Digital Accessibility Office
Laura Hamrick currently manages the campus captioning service, accessibility training and outreach, the Accessibility Minute newsletter , and various research efforts related to digital accessibility. Laura has worked at CU Boulder in digital accessibility since 2016. Before coming to CU, Laura worked as a K-12 technology teacher and received a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In their free time, Laura plays Ultimate...

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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Rachel Levin

Digital Accessibility Services Coordinator
Digital Accessibility Office
Rachel is the Digital Accessibility Services Coordinator. Before joining CU, she worked at Emerson College in instructional technology, after earning her degree in Visual & Media Arts. Rachel has lived and worked in five great US cities: Chicago, Boston, DC, LA, and NYC. She’s excited to add Boulder partially to the list, as she’s working remotely full-time from NYC. In her free time, you can find Rachel creating more new...
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Marisha Manfre

Accessibility and Usability Assessment Coordinator
Digital Accessibility Office
Marisha Manfre is the Accessibility & Usability Assessment Coordinator. She will be coordinating the stages of accessibility assessments and consulting work. Prior to CU, she has worked in accessibility services, assistive technology, and digital accessibility. Marisha received her BS in Mathematics from Regis University and is currently in the MA program for Research and Evaluation Methods at UC Denver. In her free time, she gardens and spends time with her...
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Konstantin Tovstiadi

Director / Digital Accessibility Officer
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 (he/him)

Assistant Director, Assessment and Usability
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. Mike manages the digital accessibility assessment and usability activities within...