Debbie Cook

Debbie Cook
DSB ILOB Director, WATAP Technical Assistance Coordinator

Debbie Cook is the WATAP technical advisor and is Director for the Older Blind Independent Living Program. Ms. Cook is nationally recognized for her expertise and leadership regarding a wide range of IT, policy development and service delivery issues including: accessible design of hardware, software and web-based technologies; telecommunications product design and service delivery; laws, regulations and best practices regarding access to IT and accommodation of people with disabilities in education and employment; and standards for provision of assistive technology services. Ms. Cook is a frequent contributor to AccessWorld (published by the American foundation for the Blind) and has conducted several research projects for the Foundation, has been a consultant to the National council on Disability regarding technology policy issues, and is past-Chair of the Information Access Committee for the American council of the blind.