Hadi Rangin

Hadi Rangin works for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as Web Design and Accessibility Specialist and has over 20 years of experience in the area of accessibility of electronic information.

Currently, his primary responsibility at the University of Illinois is to support on and off-campus web application developers for universal design to ensure that university resources are accessible to everyone including people with disabilities.

Rangin has developed several collaborative research groups to improve accessibility with applications such as Blackboard/WebCT, Desire2Learn, Ebsco Publishing, Ex Libris, Elsevier, Talking Communities, Elluminate, and Qualtrics. The main goal for all these collaborations is to include accessibility as part of the design, implementation, and quality assurance processes.

He has been working with the State of Illinois in defining and updating the Implementation guidelines for the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA). He is also an active member of the DHTML Style Guide Working Group and Web Best Practices Group.

He is the author of Web Accessibility for Online Learning: How-To Guide for Creating Accessible Online Learning Content (http://sloanconsortium.org/cannect/projectone/index.php) and teaches Web Accessibility based on the Universal Design Principles for the Sloan Consortium.

Finally, he works as an accessibility consultant and accessibility auditor for local and national companies and higher education.

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