[Nfbk] FYI: Joe Roeder Scholarship from NIB

Joey Couch joey.couch at gmail.com
Thu May 19 00:09:08 UTC 2011

Joseph Roeder Assistive Technology Scholarship

NIB is pleased to announce the Joseph Roeder Assistive Technology (AT)
Scholarship, which is a $2,500 grant to an individual who is blind,
interested in pursuing education in computer science, information systems or
a related field and pursuing a career in access technology.  The scholarship
is named in memory of Joe Roeder, who served as senior access technology
specialist at NIB from 1997 until his death in 2010.

Roeder had 40 years of experience in the fields of design engineering,
electronic information systems, training and business management, including
experience as a mechanical and nuclear engineer at Bechtel Power
Corporation.  He was instrumental in the development of Section 508 of the
Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards, which
requires all federal government agencies to provide accessible data and
information for employees with disabilities.

Individuals to be considered for the scholarship are either entering their
third or fourth year of college or graduate school, or are changing careers
to pursue a career in assistive technology

All applications and additional documents must be submitted online no later
than July 8, 2011.  The top three candidates will be interviewed by phone
during the week of July 22, 2011 and the winner will be announced on July
31, 2011. For scholarship criteria and application, visit

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Gallagher at 703-310-0343 or
kgallagher at nib.org.

Joey Couch
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