Topics: Blindness, Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Web accessibility Pages: 1 (335 words) Published: November 19, 2013
Ameenah Ghotson born in 1977; Ameenah was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, with her five younger siblings. She became blind when she was six years old, her parents connected with some members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) in Illinois. Through instructors, she gained a solid foundation in blindness skills and techniques. When she finished her college education, Ameenah attended the Louisiana Center for the Blind where she gains her blindness skills. When she went to the training, she knew all that concerning blindness. She strongly recommends that every blind individual should take the time to get good solid blindness training from those training centers.   In 2002, Ameenah earned her Bachelor's of Arts in history with a minor in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 2000 to 2002, she worked at the National Center for Super Computing Applications Education Outreach and Technology group and focused on educational tools for K-12 math and science using Linux-based clustering technology. As an intern for the US Department of Education, she evaluated software for Section 508 compliance. From 2004 to 2005 Ameenah worked in the International Braille and Technology Center at the National Center for the Blind. In November 2005, she wrote an Article "You Want Me to learn what?" that was published in the October issue of the Braille Monitor, a publication of the National Federation of the Blind, also she organized the Goals for Achieving Math Accessibility (GAMA) Summit, a conference that focused on the current and future state of math accessibility for blind and visually impaired students. She organized and developed curriculums for the Technology Outreach Seminars that brought nonvisual access technology training seminars to conventions of NFB affiliates. Ameenah currently works for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), where she continues to promote accessibility...
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