TRI Welcomes Mike Bicknell
In January, Mike Bicknell accepted a position at the National Center on Deaf-Blindness as a Technology Specialist. He agreed to share a little about himself with us.
I was fortunate to start my technology career in 2007 with the Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired Outreach Programs in Austin. I am now thankful for Superintendent Bill Daugherty’s mandate to make all products accessible, as the acquisition of these skills helped to clarify my personal work mission and helped me to become a lifelong advocate for making information accessible, user-friendly, and available for all.
Prior to my role as a technology specialist, I worked at TSBVI with students in the dorms, as a Weekends Home transportation aide, as the Weekends Home Coordinator, and a brief stint as a teaching assistant. I was particularly influenced by the program set-up by Residential Director Garner Vogt and many others whom supported staff in learning how to work with visually impaired students with multiple disabilities.
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