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Introducing Myself: Jesús Pulido

From: Pulido, Jesus <jesus.pulido@amac.gatech.edu>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2017 13:51:50 +0000
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
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Hello, everyone

My name is Jesús Pulido, and I work at AMAC Accessibility<http://www.amacusg.org/> at Georgia Tech. As the coordinator of our captioned and described multimedia unit, I am charged with helping professors and universities integrate accessibility into their course videos and recorded lectures—anything involving multimedia. We provide solutions related to captioning, audio description, learning management systems, and web-based media. AMAC operates on a membership model, so we have member schools of all sorts of sizes and specializations—each with unique needs. (We also have other units that specialize in braille production, web auditing, e-text, and occupational therapy<http://gatfl.org/>, so I am very fortunate to have some very talented and bright co-workers.)

My unit at AMAC also provides real-time C-PRINT and CART services for college classes. I’m certified in C-PRINT<https://www.rit.edu/ntid/cprint/> by the RIT National Technical Institute for the Deaf, so during the semester, I often sub for our staff captionists. I’m also a native Spanish speaker, so I usually get one or two Spanish classes to caption on my own throughout the semester.

I joined the EOWG because of my passion for equal access to education. As an undergrad, I studied psychology and women’s studies. I got my very first formal academic introduction to disAbility in a special topics class titled “Thinking the Body,” which absolutely fascinated me. It gave me a fresh, new understanding of disAbility as something that’s socially constructed. In other words, the barriers that PWD experience are artificial. More recently, I’ve also gained my CPACC<http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?contentid=356> Certification. I’ve also been taking courses at Kennesaw State University in the software engineering program, although I’m not in a rush, since I do work full-time.

I’m really looking forward to working with the EOWG. I think it will be very valuable to share insights related to this field. I’m excited to be part of the effort that helps produce educational materials to train the public on accessibility, especially as computers and technology become ubiquitous in a global sense.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions for me. I look forward to getting to know everyone.

Jesús Pulido, CPACC
Accessible Multimedia Coordinator

Georgia Institute of Technology | College of Design
AMAC | 512 Means Street | Suite 250 | Atlanta, GA 30318
Office: 404.894.8303<tel:404.894.8303> | Fax: 404.894.8323<tel:404.894.8323>
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