Disability Services Offices Talk About EPUB – Is It Time To Adopt?


Presented at 8:00am in Westminster III on Thursday, November 15, 2018.



  • Jamie Axelrod, Director, Disability Resources, ADA Coordinator/504 Compliance Officer, Northern Arizona University
  • Phillip Voorhees, Technology Accessibility Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
  • Dawn Evans, , Access Text
  • Korey Singleton, ATI Manager, George Mason University
  • Robert Becker, , University of Phoenix

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Panel
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference


A select panel of DR/DS providers will discuss the benefits and concerns of adopting EPUB materials as a way to ensure accessibility.


A select panel of DR/DS providers will discuss the benefits and concerns of adopting EPUB materials as a way to ensure accessibility. The panel will represent a variety of perspectives on this issue in hopes of furthering the dialogue around how EPUB materials can help Post-Secondary Institutions provide accessible materials in an effective and efficient manner.


  1. EPUB can provide an inherently accessible format for instructional materials
  2. EPUB has a set of verifiable accessibility standards and tools
  3. There are existing EPUB readers with broad accessibility

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

EPUB Track, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Jamie Axelrod

Jamie Axelrod earned a B.A. in Psychology from New York University and an M.S. in Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After graduating with his M.S., Jamie worked for the University of Wisconsin-Madison athletic department in the Student Affairs office. He then worked as a mental health therapist in Valparaiso, Indiana and Lander, Wyoming. After thirteen years at community mental health centers Jamie went to work for Protection and Advocacy Systems, Inc., a disability rights advocacy law firm. At Protection and Advocacy Systems, Jamie served as an advocate assisting individuals with disabilities with claims that their civil rights had been violated.

Jamie joined the Disability Resources team at Northern Arizona University in August of 2007 as a Program Coordinator and became the Director of the Disability Resources program in October of 2009. Jamie served as co-chair of N.A,U.’s Commission on Disability Access and Design from 2011-2015. Jamie has served on the Board of Directors for the Association on Higher Education and Disability since 2010 and is currently the President.

Phillip Voorhees

Dawn Evans

Korey Singleton

Korey Singleton has worked for over 10 years as the Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI) Manager for George Mason University (GMU). The ATI operates under GMU’s Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics Office and is tasked with guiding and implementing a university-wide strategy for addressing the electronic and information technology accessibility needs of students, staff, faculty, and visitors with disabilities. For over 20 years, he has advocated for technology accessibility and the use of assistive technology by individuals with disabilities at home, at work, and in the classroom.

Robert Becker