Sachin Pavithran, UATP's executive director, will be serving as a national disability leader in addition to leading the Utah Assistive Technology Program.
He is the current president-elect of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, after serving for a year on the organization's board. When he began his service, he said his goal was to increase diversity in the organization--a goal he said has begun to be realized.
Still, there is a long way to go. "Accessibility isn't something that we need to discuss, it's something we need to do," he said.
When job seekers with disabilities don't face discrimination, when students with disabilities don't have to wait in line to receive the services or technology they need for success, when people with disabilities are not treated as second-class citizens, then his hopes for the disability field will be realized.
Read more on the Center for Persons with Disabilities' blog.