The Speakers

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Co-Chair, WCAG Accessibility Guidelines Working Group

Charles Adams

Chuck has worked in the field of Information Technologies his entire career. He has experience in banking, convenience, government and real estate. His experience is diversified across multiple databases and programming languages. He became passionate for Accessibility in the last decade.Chuck has been working for Oracle for 23 years, the most recent 7 of those years advancing Accessibility. He is active in the W3C, and has been co-chair for the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group of the W3C for 2 and a half years.

Instructional Designer

Star Peterson

Star Peterson is a freelance instructional designer and diversity trainer. They provide training and consultation on a variety of EDI topics. These include neurodiversity, sensory processing disorders, and issues specific to the LGBTQIA+ community. Star strives to make workplaces more accommodating for people with disabilities and for members of the queer community.

Chief Learning Consultant

Gwen Navarrete Klapperich

Gwen Navarrete Klapperich, M.Ed., CPTD® is Chief Learning Consultant of Klapperich International Training Associates (KITA) LLC, a talent development consulting firm that specializes in employee training & development, diversity & inclusion initiatives, performance consulting, and health & safety training.

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Technical Instructional Designer, Community and Social Media Manager

Bela Gaytan

Bela Gaytan (she/her) is a Technical Instructional Designer at Pantheon and Community and Social Media Manager for The eLearning Designer’s Community and Academy. Known for her authenticity, transparency, and vulnerability, she easily connects with others and works to improve community support systems.

Learning Technology Partner

Alan Natachu

Alan Natachu is a Learning Technology Partner at Exact Sciences. He spent a decade in the higher education space before making the switch to corporate L&D in 2019. He is a presentation geek who loves emerging L&D technologies and is passionate for making all his content accessible.

President/Senior Developer

Chrisanna Paxton McMillin

Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions, has over 30 years’ experience in training & development. For the last 20 years, her focus has been on distance learning, designing, developing and delivering courses, “the 3 D’s of” D3 Training Solutions.

CEO/Senior Consultant

Kayleen Holt

Kayleen Holt is an instructional design consultant who’s been designing learning experience for more than 25 years. She is the owner of Scissortail Creative Services, a small company that helps mission-driven organizations achieve their goals through custom learning experiences that make a difference.

CEO, Founder

Belo Miguel Cipriani

Dr. Belo Miguel Cipriani is a digital inclusion strategist whose books and articles have been recognized nationally and internationally for their contributions to the technology, diversity, and disability rights fields.


Amy Morrisey

Amy Morrisey is the president of Artisan E-Learning, a custom e-learning development company. As president, she stays focused on maintaining the high standards their clients have grown to expect.

Co-Founder & Co-Owner

Diane Elkins

Diane Elkins is the co-owner of Artisan E-Learning, a custom e-learning development company and E-Learning Uncovered, where she helps people build courses they’re proud of.

Instructional/Web Designer

Doug Harriman

Doug Harriman has spent the past decade as an instructional, web, and media designer in the field of online, higher education. He has worked with some of the top accessibility experts in the University of California system to develop electronic accessibility strategies and outreach programs. His goal is to increase electronic accessibility awareness and promote universal design.

Product Manager

Judy Katz

Judy Katz makes stuff that helps people learn. She is a strategist, designer, and developer, as well as a frequent speaker and writer. She has worked in the field of learning and development since 1997 and holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas, an MBA from Baker University, and an MEd in instructional design with a focus on workplace learning from UMass-Boston.

Online Event Producer and Speaker Coach

Karen Hyder

Karen Hyder, online event producer and speaker coach at Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting, has been teaching about technology since 1991, when she delivered instructor-led software courses for Logical Operations. Currently, Karen provides coaching and production support for a series of online courses at Hearing First, a not-for-profit that serves audiology professionals earning CEUs.

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