Accessible Information Management is a proud sponsor of the 2020 TNAHEAD conference. AIM provides high-quality database solutions for managing students and caseloads.
Jane E. Jarrow, Ph.D. has established a reputation for being knowledgeable and articulate in understanding and presenting the issues of importance related to disability in the higher education arena. Jane received her academic training in Speech Pathology at Purdue University (BS, MS) and Wichita State University (Ph.D.), and taught at Ohio State University before beginning her 14-year tenure as the Executive Director of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). In 1996 she became a private consultant, providing technical assistance and professional development activities to various segments of the higher education community surrounding issues of accommodation and support for students with disabilities. The parent of a daughter with a significant disability, Jane knows these issues from both personal and professional perspectives.
Jane is a prolific author and an acknowledged leader in the field. Those who have turned to her for technical assistance or who have heard her speak have remarked on Jane's comfortable presentation style, her down-to-earth approach to the subject, her ready availability and willingness to assist, and her ability to relate general legal principles to the specific situations encountered in the postsecondary setting.
In Dr. Jarrow's own words:
"I am not an attorney, and I think that is an advantage in the work that I do. I provide technical assistance, never legal advice, and thus I don't have to couch my statements too carefully. I can -- and do -- 'call 'em as I see 'em' based on my understanding of the law and my extensive experience in the field.
Office for Civil Rights
Vicki Lewis, Esq.
Vicki Lewis currently serves as a Senior Attorney at the Atlanta regional office of the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR is responsible for enforcing federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability, sex, and age by recipients of Federal financial assistance from the Department. Vicki began at the Atlanta OCR office in 2001 and has held several positions including general attorney, attorney advisor to the Regional Director, and attorney advisor to the Enforcement Director. As an attorney advisor, she provided legal guidance on a host of civil rights and policy issues as well as assisted with drafting policy. In her current position, her duties include serving as mentor, training staff, and providing technical assistance to complainants and recipients in addition to investigating complex complaints and negotiating resolution agreements. She regularly presents on a variety of civil rights in education topics including Accommodations in the Postsecondary Setting and Sexual Harassment. Prior to OCR, she worked as a trial attorney for an Atlanta law firm. She is also a Registered Mediator in the State of Georgia since 2008. Vicki obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, Georgia.