Philip M. Kragnes has served as the Adaptive Technology Specialist for the University of Minnesota since October 1998. He manages the Computer Accommodations Program (CAP) – a partnership of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) and the Office of Information Technology (OIT). The program exists to ensure access to online information and services; hardware and software; classroom, laboratories, event spaces and work environments for students, faculty, staff, guests and visitors with disabilities.
In addition to providing training and consulting to University of Minnesota students and employees, Phil has trained over 300 State of Minnesota Web developers and numerous clients from entities such as Unisys, Walden University, US Bank, U.S. Department of Wildlife, U.S. Federal Reserve and many others. Mr. Kragnes received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1987. He created Carnegie-Mellon University’s first adaptive technology computing space and developed the university’s first disability services program, serving as its director for a year and a half, while pursuing his studies at the institution. In 1995, he received his Master of Science degree in Experimental Psychology: Human Cognition, Memory and Learning from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
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Session: ARIA: What, Why, and When