Sharron Rush & Olivia Hawkins – Knowbility

Olivia Hawkins & Sharron Rush

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Since 1998, Sharron has been a leader in raising awareness and skills around the issue of access to technology for people with disabilities. Her work at Knowbility includes policy review, performance analysis, technical consultation, and training development for private and public companies, government agencies, and schools. Her technical expertise, understanding of the barriers faced by people with disabilities, and strong communication and training skills have contributed to her leadership position in the field. Since 2007, she has served as an Invited Expert at the W3C, developing and applying global accessibility standards for their Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). In 2014 she became co-chair of the Education and Outreach Working Group at WAI.

Olivia Hawkins is Community Programs Director at Knowbility.

Olivia’s career has been centered around serving people, both in private and public sectors. Having a diverse professional skill-set in education, nonprofit program development, and expertise in both written and verbal communication, she is excited to take on her new role as Community Programs Director with Knowbility. Olivia was born and raised in Houston, TX and currently resides in Austin, TX. She attended college at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature.

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