Debbie Cook

Washington Assistive Technology Alliance


Debbie Cook is the Director of Washington Assistive Technology Alliance, is the Technical Assistance Coordinator for ACCESSIT (National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education), and is a consultant on technology accessibility issues for Department of services for the Blind. Ms. Cook is nationally recognized for her expertise and leadership regarding a wide range of IT, policy development and service delivery issues including: accessible design of hardware, software and web-based technologies; telecommunications product design and service delivery; laws, regulations and best practices regarding access to IT and accommodation of people with disabilities in education and employment; and standards for provision of assistive technology services. Ms. Cook is a regular contributor to AccessWorld (published by the American foundation for the Blind) and has conducted several research projects for the Foundation, is a consultant to the National councilon Disability regarding technology policy issues, and is past-Chair of the Information Access Committee for the American council of the blind.