The TrustEd Apps Accessibility Task Force is a group of higher education, K12 institutional members and edtech supplier members to advance projects and common frameworks related to accessibility and equitable access. The current project underway is the development of a rubric for assessing the posture of edtech suppliers toward accessibility policies and programs for their products. Once finalized, the rubric will become part of the TrustEd Apps certification program and playbook resources.
- TrustEd Apps Accessibility Task Force Meeting Information
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Rick's career has been focused on bringing together his three passions: technology, publishing, and education. He is a frequent speaker on electronic textbooks, their integration into an institutional environment, and how the accessibility needs of individual students can best be accommodated in their delivery. He has served on multiple committees addressing the needs around delivering accessible content to students, was a member of the working groups responsible for version 2 and version 3 of the EPUB standard, and is the co-inventor of 3 domestic and international patents dealing with electronic books and their distribution.
Prior to VitalSource, Rick spent more than 12 years with Apple Computer, Inc. As a Senior National Consulting Engineer for them he was instrumental in the implementation of complex solutions for many higher education and corporate customers, and received numerous national and international awards.
A graduate of the communication and business departments of Biola University in 1984, Rick has lived in the Phoenix area with his family since they moved from Southern California in 1991. Married to his wife Susie for more than 35 years, together they have raised two children, have two grandchildren, and are very active in their church and community. Rick also serves on the board of directors for several non-profit ministries.