Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Information Technology Accessibility
Disability Resources and Educational Services
College of Applied Health Sciences
University of Illinois

Phone: (217) 244-5870
Vita for Jon Gunderson


Jon GundersonDr. Jon Gunderson is the Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology Accessibility in the Division of Disability Resources and Education Services (DRES) at the University of Illinois. He is responsible for computer and information technology accessibility issues for students with disabilities at the University of Illinois. He is the past chair of the W3C User Agent Working Group and currently involved in making dynamic HTML more accessible as part of the W3C Protocols and Formats and W3C WCAG Techniques working groups. He is the chair of the OpenAjax Accessibility Task Force creating an open source Javascript library for evaluating the accessibility of dynamically generated content using techniques based on the W3C Accessible Rich Internet Application (ARIA) 1.0 specifications and HTML5 to meet W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 requirements.  He is the primary software developer of the open source OpenAjax Accessibility Evaluation library and Functional Accessibility Evaluator 2.0 (FAE) that is designed to spider websites for accessibility information. He has taught numerous online courses and workshops on accessible web design including courses on using the ARIA 1.0 specifications and the accessibility features of HTML5 to create highly accessible web applications to meet the WCAG 2.0 requirements. He leads both regional and national consortiums of higher educational institutions to promote and collaborate on Information technology access issues to people with disabilities.