Deque, Co-Lead Mentor
CB Averitt is a Principal Consultant with Deque Systems. He has been in web development for over 17 years and has experience with front-end and back-end development as well as design and user experience. He has completed hundreds of assessments and remediations in numerous technologies. He has conducted many at major accessibility conferences such as CSUN’s “Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference” as well as Knowbility’s “John Slatin AccessU.” CB is a scuba instructor and a drummer, but not usually at the same time. CB has completed hundreds of assessments and remediations in numerous technologies such as web, PDF, and mobile. He has performed numerous presentations across the State of South Carolina. He has presented at major accessibility conferences such as CSUN’s “Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference” as well as Knowbility’s “John Slatin AccessU”. CB has been a volunteer with The South Carolina Assistive Technology Advisory Committee (SC ATAC) for over 9 years.
Deque, Co-Lead Mentor
A Montreal-based digital accessibility trainer and inclusive communications coach, I design strategies for inclusion and help people like you successfully integrate accessibility in their workflows.
I am the 2018-2019 Vice-President Communications of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (Montreal Chapter), the 2020 President-Elect, and a member of the Global Speakers Federation.
Having advocated social inclusion on the Web for over 18 years, I am a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in the Education and Outreach (EO) & Accessibility Guidelines (AG) working groups. I am also involved as a member of the Knowbility Experts network.
An admitted nerd with a fixation on UX and digital inclusion, I have a passion for design that emotionally resonates, is beautifully engaging, and delightfully accessible. I focus on accessibility and inclusive design for people with disabilities and aging populations.
Deque, AIR Head Judge
Glenda Sims is the Team A11Y Lead at Deque, where she shares her expertise and passion for the open web with government organizations, educational institutions, and companies ranging from small business to Fortune 50. Glenda is an adviser and co-founder of AIR-University (Accessibility Internet Rally) and John Slatin AccessU. She serves as a lead judge and trainer for Knowbility, an organization whose mission is to support the independence of people with disabilities by promoting the availability of barrier free IT. In 2018 Glenda co-authored the white paper “A11Y Wars: The Accessibility Interpretation Problem”. Glenda gives back to the web by volunteering on the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force and the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group at the W3C.
Monkee-Boy Web Design
Aaron Bramwell is the Founder/CEO of Monkee-Boy, an award-winning digital agency known for changing the way people think about digital agencies and being the “missing link” in high-quality digital services.
For 20+ years, Monkee-Boy has helped leading organizations navigate the digital jungle to evolve online. Being on the front lines of selling, planning, designing and developing new digital experiences, the team at Monkee-Boy is on a mission to educate, champion, and create a more inclusive web, one experience at a time.
St. Edwards University
Brenda Adrian is the Associate Director for Instructional Technology at St. Edward’s University. She has volunteered for Knowbility for over 15 years. She has participated in the AIR competition on teams, as a non-profit, as an accessibility trainer and as a judge.
Lydia Harkey serves as the IT Accessibility Director for Texas A&M Systems and several A&M System Members. Her primary role is to drive accessibility standards, policy and provide guidance to meet state and federal accessibility standards requirements. She has over 20 years of experience working in the accessibility program, web design, and development. Her recent affiliation includes member of W3C.org Education Outreach, Texas A&M Systems EIR Accessibility Workgroup, The Texas A&M University’s System’s Administrative Computing Council and the Universal Design for Learning/Accessibility Task Force, a sub-group of the A&M System’s Council for Academic Technology and Innovative Education (CATIE). She has also presented at Accessing Higher Ground, CSUN, and A&M Technology Summit.
She has recently been selected to participate on the International Association of Accessibility Professionals Competencies Development and Review Committee, which will oversee the creation of IAAP’s materials to support IAAP’s Certification exams.
Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities
Ron Lucey is the Executive Director of the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. Mr. Lucey, previously served as the manager of the Accessibility and Web Support Unit for the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and has held several positions at DARS and its legacy agency, the Texas Commission for the Blind, which included the establishment of an statewide information and referral system and the creation of a blindness prevention program. He is a graduate of the University of Texas with degrees in government and communications. His perspective as a person with a vision disability has helped him effectively advocate for accessibility and the rights of Texans with disabilities.
Lucey served as an Austin city commissioner and as chair of the Austin Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities, providing accessibility policy recommendations to the City Council and Austin’s previous five mayors. His experience with the Austin Mayor’s Committee gives him a focused perspective to support the mayors’ and county committees through GCPD, as well as disability organizations throughout the state. Mr. Lucey comes with a wealth of knowledge on disability issues as well as effective leadership skills. In 2010, in recognition of his passion and commitment to achieving full inclusion of people with disabilities in the community, he was selected as the recipient of Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities Governor’s Trophy, the highest honor awarded in our Lex Frieden Employment Awards.
Apr 2019-present, Accessibility and Inclusive design Consultant
When we design for inclusion, we are designing for our future
selves and our ever-changing abilities. Sucheta Narang is and
Inclusive Design Consultant. She helps organizations take a broad
approach across their products, services, and workplace to ensure that
integrating accessibility and inclusive designs maximizes positive
impacts on their users, customers and employees with disabilities.
Connect, inspire, train and empower global organizations (across all
job functions) and develop a road map to include accessibility from
design stage. Ensure organizations have the right set of tools and
resources needed for inclusion and accessibility.
She partners with leaders across industry and benchmark best
practices. Ensure that organizations not only comply with
accessibility requirements, but they continue to innovate and improve
development practices across the industry, to achieve a more inclusive
and accessible world for everyone.