Terri Youngblood

President and owner, Accessible Systems, Inc.,


Ms. Youngblood has been a driving force behind accessible information technology (IT) in the federal government for more than twenty-five years. Her grasp of information technology, accessible technology, assistive technology, and needs assessment makes her one of the few recognized experts in these combined areas. She has developed accessibility standards for the government and software industry, tested countless software applications, and provided expert consultation to information technology developers. She has served as policy analyst, performance analyst, and information technology curriculum developer. Among other achievements, she assisted the World Bank Group in developing an Information Technology Accessibility Program.

She has been recognized for her contributions to the assistive technology field. She was recognized by the Department of Education for her work in developing the Requirements for Accessible Software Design. She has received numerous awards, including the Hammer Award from former Vice President Al Gore, the AAES Excellence in Access Award, and the Encore Achievers Award from CACI.