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.
Mary Stores, Principal Accessibility Consultant
Mary leads the Alternative Media team and 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.
Tomas Gregg, Senior User Support Specialist
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, User Support Specialist
John provides AT training and support to students on the IUPUI and regional campuses.
Scott Ferguson, Alternate Media Specialist
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, Literary and Music Braille Transcriber
Christopher produces braille transcriptions of text and music scores, and creates tactile graphics of images. He has master's degrees in music and library science, a Library of Congress certificate in literary braille transcribing, and an associate certificate in music braille transcribing.
Sarah Herpst, User Support Specialist
Specializes in captioning, transcription, and video description services. Sarah also provides AT training and support to students.
Destin Hubble, Alternate Media User Support Specialist
Along with providing end-user technical support, this position helps to oversee alternate media production for students with visual impairments.
Kolten Heeren, Lead Editor
Kolten is a Graduate Assistant responsible for communicating with faculty and clients, and coordinates production of the alternate media editing team. Kolten holds Bachelor Degrees from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign in Music Composition and Double Bass Performance, and is currently completing his Masters degree in Music Composition at IU Jacobs School of Music.
Part time staff
Hourly Accessibility Analysts
The ATAC hires many students as temporary employees to assist with the evaluation and remediation of digital and print materials used for instruction. They take on various roles such as scanning print materials, processing PDFs, editing eText, describing images, math editing, creating tactile diagrams, and captioning/describing.