Presenter bios David Klein, Ph.D., is the Director of Technology at the University of Iowa’s Law, Health Policy and Disability Center (LHPDC) where he oversees the Center’s implementation of technology and distance learning. He holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology and an M.A. in English. He has worked in instructional technology and the development of computer-assisted instruction since 1981. Prior to joining the LHPDC, Dr. Klein was a software developer in the development of AT&T's Writer's Workshop Educational Package software, was managing editor for Pico: Laptops & Portables magazine, taught classes in English and computer-assisted instruction at Keene State College and the University of Iowa, and was the principal developer for X-Plain patient education software, currently viewable at NIH's MedlinePlus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorial.html). Currently Dr. Klein is focusing on distance learning for rehabilitation professionals and universal design, usability, and accessibility in Web development. In distance learning, he led a team that created the online courses "Introduction to Employment Services Training" and “Career Development” offered nationally by the Region VII Community Rehabilitation Program--Regional Continuing Education Program. He has published research studies on accessible websites and recently is the co-author of “Accessible Technology and Corporate Culture at Microsoft: A Methodological Note,” in Behavioral Sciences & the Law. Dr. Klein heads a team of multimedia and web developers for the LHPDC website, which features over 100 hours of accessible, captioned video and 75 hours of audio, as well as dynamic content, newsletters, and bulletin boards for LHPDC federally and privately funded projects. He is also an adjunct faculty member for the Instructional Design for Online Learning division at Capella University. Dr. Klein is parent to several children who have disabilities, which range from learning disabilities to Down Syndrome. Dr. Klein can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com. K. "Fritz" Thompson is an instructional designer and video producer at the Law, Health Policy and Disability Center (LHPDC) with a background in library science and language studies. He holds three degrees from the University of Iowa, including an M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology, an M.L.S. in Library and Information Science, and a B.A. in Spanish. Prior to working for the LHPDC, Mr. Thompson served as the assistant manager of the InteractiveMedia department of Iowa Public Television, where he worked on development of interactive science education products for middle school students. Mr. Thompson served as the lead for video production for several SSA-DOL sponsored Disability Program Navigator trainings and other conferences. Mr. Thompson is an expert on accessible web-based multimedia and has presented several breakout sessions and workshops at national conferences on this topic. He has been the lead video developer for the hours of accessible video and audio deployed from the LHPDC website and via CD and DVD. Mr. Thompson can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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