Richard Banks, EASI and Marisol Miranda, Akxes IT, Mexico

Richard Banks is EASI's Chief Information Officer. Richard Banks has worked as an adaptive technologist for the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and he spent 6 months in Thailand at the Mahidol University, Ratchasuda College putting its computer system on the Internet and helping to provide it with an accessible computer system for its staff and students with disabilities.

Mr. Banks has given presentations on adaptive technology, education and the Internet in Ireland and in numerous conferences and campuses across the United States. He has consulted for the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, OhioLINK Consortium of state academic libraries, the Chicago Suburban Library System and for Oakland Community College in Michigan.. In May of 2001, he became an adjunct Professor for the University of Southern Maine, teaching a course in Web design for USM's Virtual Assistive Technology University. He is also teaching three online workshops for EASI's Accessible Information Technology Certificate Program offered through the University of Southern Maine

Marisol Miranda, President of Akxes IT México AC, a Non Profit Méxican organization is dedicated to promote accessible technologies, E Learning and web accessibility.  Akxes IT México, AC's goal is that colleges, organizations and regular people, learn that through using the technologies we have today as compensatory tools,  people with disabilities can be included in the academic, labor and social fields.

Mario Universad de LaSalle Accessibility Consultant





Natividad González, Psychologist and Principal of Centro de atención Multiple de Malinalco Estado de México (CAM) in center of photo above.

Ms. González is now studying for certification in assistive technologies. She is an active promoter of the rights of people with disabilities. CAM has become an example of how things can be done in her region in México.

Photo of Ms. González's class can be seen below.  These children spoke with some of our international classes and audiences on Tuesday, November 16.  Recorded archive of this session can be heard by clicking here