DESCRIPTION: Tim Offenstein has spent the past several months working with the Rokwire team to develop two mobile apps: the Illinois app and the Safer Illinois app. He will talk about the lessons learned from that experience and, along with Hadi Rangin, demonstrate testing techniques in the mobile environment.
PRESENTERS: Tim Offenstein has worn many hats over his more that 28 years working for the U of I. One of his proudest accomplishments is being the godfather of the U of I Webmasters, having started this group in 1999. More recent accomplishments are co-author of the EIT Accessibility Policy for campus, co-chair of the Technology Accessibility Review Committee (TARC), creator and director of the IT Accessibility Liaison program and co-instructor of the AHS-494 Information Accessibility Design and Policy course, the only fully accredited professional certification program for accessibility evaluation in the United States. As they say though, “all good things must come to an end,” so Tim is retiring on Sept. 25, 2020. It’s been great fun!
Hadi Rangin is working as an Information Technology Accessibility Specialist at the University of Washington in Seattle and has an educational background in Computer Science with a focus on Network Management and Human-Computer Interfaces. In his current position, he is tasked with improving access to information technologies for all users, including those with disabilities. To do this, Hadi works with and advises software engineers, designers, administrators, and purchasers on accessible implementation techniques, quality assurance, and best practices. Some of the higher education vendors Hadi has collaborated with include Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle, Canvas, Elsevier, Ebsco, Ex-Libris, Microsoft, Google, Qualtrics, Ellucian, PeopleSoft, Workday, ServiceNow, Trumba, Innotas, Blackboard Collaborate , Zoom, Panopto, Interfolio, Poll Everywhere, and many more.
Hadi taught the Universal Design Principles for Online Learning for many years in the past for the University of Illinois and Sloan Consortium. He is also the co-designer and instructor of the Certificate of Professional Development course in Information Accessibility Design and Policy for the University of Illinois.
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