A Blueprint for Building, Maintaining and Improving EIT Accessibility

Speaker Biographies

Jeanne KincaidJeanne Kincaid is a nationally known disability lawyer and consultant, representing colleges and universities nationwide and public and independent schools regionally on a host of disability and special education issues, including the physical accessibility requirements imposed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Jeanne has been a special education hearing officer and mediator for the State of New Hampshire, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Hampshire's Graduate School of Education, Antioch University and Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law). Jeanne has worked in an advisory capacity with AHEAD, has held staff attorney positions with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, the Oregon Department of Education, and served as a hearing officer for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and the New Hampshire Department of Education. She has been a contributing author to "Section 504, the ADA and the Schools" and "Disability Compliance for Higher Education." Jeanne represents institutions of higher education before the Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice. She has an active practice serving in a consulting capacity to the Office of General Counsel for numerous private universities throughout the country. An engaging presenter whose improvisational comedic background affords participants a unique approach to understanding complex legal issues, Jeanne has shared her expertise in dynamic presentations on hundreds of campuses from coast to coast.

Korey SingletonKorey Singleton is the Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI) Manager for George Mason University (GMU). The ATI operates under GMU's Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics Office and is tasked with guiding and implementing a university-wide strategy for addressing the electronic and information technology accessibility needs of students, staff, faculty, and visitors with disabilities. Prior to his work at GMU, Korey worked for 8 years as a Rehabilitation Engineer with the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired supporting the information technology needs of individuals with vision impairments in the Northern Virginia Region. His education credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Mechanics) from Northwestern University, Master of Education (Special Education/Assistive Technology) from George Mason University, and he is currently pursuing a PhD in Education (Learning Technologies Design Research) from George Mason University. For over 19 years, he has advocated for accessibility and the use of assistive technology by individuals with disabilities at home, at work, and in the classroom.

Jeff SilvynJeff Silvyn serves as the first General Counsel for Pima County Community College District, located in Tucson, Arizona with over 30,000 students and six campuses. Previously, he spent five years as general counsel for a federal agency devoted to environmental conflict resolution and education. Jeff served as a vice-chair for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources of the American Bar Association, as well as on the environmental law advisory committee at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona and an adjunct faculty. His legal career began with fifteen years in private practice, focused on employment law and commercial litigation. He is former Chair of the Arizona State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section. Jeff received a B.A. in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1992. He is admitted to practice in Arizona and California.