Rely on our accessibility experts for innovation, accountability and results!
Interactive Accessibility has a world-class team of highly educated and experienced accessibility consultants who are recognized experts in Section 508, WCAG 2.0 and ADA compliance.
Kathy Wahlbin, CEO & Founder
- Invited expert for W3C WCAG 2.0 Working Group and WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force
- Co-Chair W3C Mobile Accessibility Task Force
- Chair Individual Professional Development Committee, International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)
Kathy Wahlbin has been very active in the web accessibility community since the 2001 when Section 508 was amended to cover information web technology. As awareness, methods, and requirements have evolved, she has gained considerable experience in accessibility, usability, software applications and website development.
As an invited expert of the W3C WCAG 2.0 Working Group, W3C Mobile Accessibility Task Force and the WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force, she is knowledgeable in the trends and directions in accessibility, and she contributes to the development of new guidelines, techniques and methodologies. She is passionate about creating a world where online communications and technology are simple and universally accessible to all people regardless of ability.
Kathy chairs the Individual Professional Development Committee for the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) to define, promote and improve the accessibility profession globally through networking, education and certification in order to enable the creation of accessible products, content and services. The Individual Professional Development committee is developing and implementing activities, including a certification program, to enable professionals working in accessibility and those interested in knowing more about accessibility to ensure they have the ability to influence and implement accessibility within any organization.
As a recognized accessibility expert, Kathy has been a frequent speaker at conferences educating people on the importance of accessibility and has provided accessibility training for many corporations, government agencies and universities. She has been a featured speaker at CSUN, ATIA, Accessing Higher Ground, PRSA, and W3C. She teaches a college course on Universal Design and Accessibility for the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Kathy led the Interactive Accessibility team that won the prestigious Interactive Media Award: “Best in Class” Award. The Interactive Media Awards™ recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement.
She has worked in the fields of digital media, usability, accessibility, online advertising, social media and public relations for more than 15 years with many of the leading corporations, trade associations, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and governmental entities.
Steve Wahlbin, PMP, COO & Founder
Steve has over 20 years of experience in the software industry, within technical support, consulting, technical training, management, and project management. He has led software and web development teams and, as a PMP certified project manager, numerous projects in that space of various sizes. He is also a seasoned executive and entrepreneur.
Steve is a global thought leader in PDF Accessibility and actively joins in global conversations about PDF accessibility and improving the creation and remediation process. He offers hands-on training for our clients teaching their teams to create and remediate fully compliant and accessible PDF’s. His classes also teach our clients to blend and streamline their processes so they can create a repeatable, sustainable and measurable document life cycle process. His courses have received excellent reviews from our clients and he is a highly sought after trainer in the industry.
Steve leverages his experience with coding and testing for technical analysis of websites, document remediation, and training. He enjoys working with the technology and techniques that make content accessible for all users, and interacting with people in a classroom environment while teaching them technical methods for accessibility.
Steve has worked with many multi-national firms during his career.
Mark Miller, Director of Accounts & Marketing
Mark Miller has over twenty years of experience in technology, marketing and business development. He also draws on several years of experience as an IT director and technical consultant to bring strong technical knowledge to any effort. He has worked with many small businesses, providing strong leadership and helping them to grow.
With an extensive background and a degree in the fine arts, Mark brings a fresh and creative perspective to any undertaking. He believes in a client-centric engagement where uncovering a client’s needs is a tireless pursuit and every conversation is consultative, leading to deliverables that are well-tuned and uniquely fitted for each customer.
Mark’s entrepreneurial drive and leadership shows through in his volunteer work. He won the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce’s Volunteer of the Year award in 2011 for his work with eCoast (a group dedicated to supporting technological development in the New Hampshire Seacoast) and for hosting the community focused Seacoast Business Connections Radio Show on WSCA 106.1 FM. Today he continues these efforts as Chair of eCoast and is in his 3rd year as host and producer of the show.
Talyah Aviran, Senior Accessibility Specialist
Talyah Aviran is an accessibility expert with extensive experience in design of accessible websites and applications, user experience, and human-computer interaction (HCI). Talyah’s role as a developer and business analyst expanded to project manager and team leader, and now her prime focus is to lead organizations to overcome online accessibility challenges and to provide them with best practices required to design and develop accessible, usable applications.
Talyah has worked over five years as a User Experience Architect, Accessibility Specialist and a HCI group leader. In these positions she designed and created accessible online web applications, widgets and portals following the WCAG 2.0, Section 508, and ADA guidelines and coding best practices. She is committed to providing equal online access for all, and to helping organizations achieve that standard.
Key Team Members
Kurt Bunge, Accessibility Specialist
Kurt Bunge brings more than 15 years of web development expertise to Interactive Accessibility’s team. Having worked closely with blind and low-vision computer users in a variety of environments, Kurt has developed a passion for accessibility and a deep understanding of its importance.
Having mastered the complexities of web development, Kurt easily overcomes the challenges of retrofitting websites for accessibility. As an experienced developer, he thrives on partnering with development teams to achieve seamless implementations. His ability to communicate effectively with other developers leads to efficient and successful engagements and in Kurt’s words, “Makes the web a better place for all, one website at a time.” Fitting with Interactive Accessibility’s education-first approach, Kurt believes that understanding accessibility directly leads to a genuine excitement and determination to achieve it.
Michael Guill, Accessibility Specialist
Michael Guill is an accessibility expert with a passion for accessibility. Having started as a web designer and developer over twelve years ago during the early days of the web standards movement, he quickly realized that proper and semantic code benefits search engine optimization (SEO), usability, and accessibility. The first time Michael saw someone using a screen reader, he was shocked at the difficulty the person had getting it to work properly on a website. It was then that he began designing with accessibility in mind and sharing that standard with his customers and partners.
Michael Guill is also a well-known presenter, having been an invited speaker at accessibility conferences in Toronto, Boston, and Washington D.C. His first talk on accessibility was a 2010 workshop for the Frederick Web Technology Group in Frederick, MD, after which he began giving presentations at various technology conferences. He realized his aptitude for teaching as a college math tutor, and is now leveraging that skill as an accessibility presenter and trainer for Interactive Accessibility.
Rosemary Musachio, Accessibility Specialist
Rosemary Musachio has been active in the accessibility field since 2000. During her extensive career she has analyzed software and web applications for major corporations in the commerce, education, financial, health and technology industries. Some of the companies include Best Buy, Walgreens, Capital One, Wells Fargo and Hewlett Packard.
Rosemary has leveraged her extensive knowledge of Section 508, the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Worldwide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to train interns and disabled veterans to become field professionals. She also shares her expertise at such conferences as the United States Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the California State University (CSUN) Disability Conference, and she has been a voice for people with disabilities as a newspaper columnist. Her mobility impairment gives Rosemary a valuable first-hand perspective for accessibility evaluation.
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