EPIC Experience - Conference Speaker: Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

Blind Computer Accessibility
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With the exception of one year in Brazil as a high school exchange student Kevin Jones has called Madison, Wisconsin home his entire life. With his computer science degree Kevin worked to squash the Y2K bug with a local insurance company before gaining a degree in Network Security. He worked from his first computer, an Apple 2E, to the Microsoft stack and then back to the Mac in 2010 where he felt accessibility for blind users like himself had more potential. Kevin is currently spending a great deal of his time working to improve accessibility by helping fellow blind users learn computer skills, and enjoys showing sighted developers how to make their products more accessible. An enthusiastic supporter of technology he is keenly interested in voice-first interfaces and forms of automation to increase accessibility, even if most people only think of these as conveniences.