Dr. Sam Chandrashekar is passionate about making education accessible to diverse learners through accessible technology and inclusive design. She is the Accessibility Program Manager at D2L Corporation, the makers of Brightspace Learning Management System. Prior to that, she worked with the Inclusive Design Research Centre, Toronto for a decade on technology accessibility projects. She is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. Sam is also an Adjunct Professor with OCAD University’s Master of Design program in Inclusive Design. She has taught four cohorts and supervised over 50 Inclusive Design research projects on diverse topics. Sam has a PhD in Information Systems from Univ of Toronto, Canada and a Master’s in Human-Computer Interaction from University College London, UK. She is a member of Ontario government’s Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee under AODA.
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