Professor Vanderheiden's interests cover a wide range of research areas in technology, human disability, and aging. Current research includes development of new interface technologies, models for information transfer across sensory modalities, network-based services, techniques for augmenting human performance, enhancing the usability of the environment, and matching enhanced abilities to environmental demands.
Katherine D. Seelman is associate dean and professor of rehabilitation science and technology at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She served as director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research in the Clinton Administration. Professor Seelman has been involved in science, technology and public policy throughout her career as a researcher, policy analyst and administrator of programs and projects. She has received many awards and is widely published.
As director of a portfolio of information technology policy and advocacy initiatives, Ken Salaets has played a critical role in positioning ITI as the leading global industry voice on issues such as IT accessibility policy and energy efficiency. He is an accomplished public speaker who is often called upon by government and industry to present the IT business perspective on a number of issues. Read more »
Axel Leblois is the co-Founder of W2i, the Wireless Internet Institute, and President of its parent company World Times, Inc. Prior to creating W2i, Axel Leblois spent over 20 years at the helm of information technology companies in the United States including as CEO of Computerworld Communications, CEO of IDC - International Data Corporation, President of Bull HN Worldwide Information Systems - Formerly Honeywell Information Systems and CEO of ExecuTrain.Read more »
Fernando R. Laguarda is Vice President, External Affairs and Policy Counselor for Time Warner Cable. In this position, Laguarda helps Time Warner Cable develop and advance its policy positions, focusing on consumer protection, competition issues, intellectual property and telecommunications regulation. Laguarda has primary responsibility for working with nongovernmental policy stakeholders such as civil rights and human rights organizations, think tanks, foundations, academic institutions and public interest groups. Read more »
is WGBH's Director of Media Access and oversees NCAM (the research and development arm) and the two access production/service departments: The Caption Center and Descriptive Video Service®. He regularly publishes on media access issues, presents WGBH research at conferences, and consults for government and media and technology companies on access issues. Mr. Read more »