Learning Management Systems Administrator at the UMASSMedical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center
Ranjana has worked at UMMS in a variety of technical positions. During her tenure, Ranjana has leveraged her expertise in instructional technology and multimedia content to fulfill a number of critical roles both for UMMS and for external clients. In her current role, she is primarily responsible for the learning management system of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Developmental Programs. Her other responsibilities include technical trainings in Moodle software and collaborating with subject matter experts to develop Web-based coursework for clients.
Accessibility Expert and Program Director
John has been developing accessible Websites and online courses since the early 1990s. John’s research focuses on artificial intelligence based Web text simplification. John is the Director of the INDEX Program. It provides information about professionals, programs, and services for people with disabilities in Massachusetts. See www.DisabilityInfo.org. INDEX also builds Websites and online courses that are easy to use by everyone, including people with disabilities. John is a faculty member of UMassMedical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, a research, education, and service center for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. John is an Invited Expert for the World Wide Web Consortium’s Accessibility Guidelines Working Group; Cognitive Accessibility Task Force; Low Vision Accessibility Task Force; and Silver Community Group.