The UITS Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers (ATAC) support Indiana University’s commitment to providing accessible programs and services for its students, departments, and faculty. The ATAC partners with campus disability services to offer assistive technology and IT accessibility consultations, presentations, training, and support.
The ATAC’s staff fill a diverse set of roles in support of its many services.
Michael Mace, Manager
Michael focuses on leading the ATAC’s staff and temporary employees, making sure the ATAC’s service offerings exceed the expectations of faculty, students, and support staff. Michael also frequently presents on topics such as Universal Design for Learning and Creating Accessible Course Materials. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Marian University and a master’s degree in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University.
Brian Richwine, Senior Accessibility Strategist
Brian works tirelessly to improve the accessibility of STEM content through strategic relationships across industry and higher education. Brian has his Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC).
Mary Stores, Principal Accessibility Analyst
Mary provides functional testing and technical support to assistive technology users who are blind or have low vision. Mary received her JAWS certification in March of 2015, and is also a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Compentencies.
Sarah Thompson, Principal Accessibility Analyst
Sarah specializes in captioning, transcription, video description services, Canvas course review, and alternative media production. Sarah received her CPACC certification in June of 2019.
Tomas Gregg, Accessibility Analyst
Tomas specializes in assistive technology consultation, training and support. He tends the AT library and works with university departments to provide assistive technology software across all IU campuses.
John Ault, Accessibility Analyst
John Ault supports and consults with faculty to ensure instructional materials various learning tools are accessible. John also provides AT training and support to students at IU. He received CPACC certification in July of 2019.
Scott Ferguson, Accessibility Analyst
Scott’s areas of expertise include conversion of print text to digital formats and academic publisher relations for the purposes of securing texts in accessible formats. He provides direct support to students in need of alternate print formats and digital text.
Christopher Goodbeer, Accessibility Analyst
Chris creates tactile graphics of images, and braille transcriptions of text and music scores. He has a Library of Congress certificate in literary braille transcribing, an associate certificate in music braille transcribing, master's degrees in music from IU and James Madison University, and an IU degree in library science.
Destin Hubble, Accessibility Analyst
Destin Hubble provides accessibility consultations and trainings, oversees Canvas reviews and the production of alternate media for assigned courses, and performs bug testing for accessibility software. He specializes in math and STEM accessibility.