Dr. Christopher Lee will serve as the Keynote Speaker for the 2017 KLAS Users' Conference hosted by the Georgia Library for Accessible Statewide Services and Tools for Life. He will address conference attendees on Tuesday, March 21 during the opening general session of the conference.
Dr. Christopher Lee Biography
Biography and headshot from: http://www.amacusg.org/
Department Head | Director
Dr. Christopher Lee serves as Department Head of AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In this capacity, he oversees a wide range of educational initiatives, with emphasis on technology services, products and research. Dr. Lee has been an advocate and pioneer in promoting social justice and entrepreneurship to benefit humankind and to strive for sustainable social change in the field of disabilities. His work has centered on the innovation of new models and techniques to support the integration of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Accessibility in corporate, governmental and nonprofit entities. Responsible for securing millions of dollars to support social justice causes, Dr. Lee has raised the standard for others, thus promoting and emphasizing the importance of ensuring equal and timely access to services and products for individuals with disabilities.
Dr. Lee is also a nationally recognized advocate, author, speaker, principal investigator and leader in the fields of learning disabilities and adaptive technology. He has been featured on CNN, National Public Radio and in newspaper articles picked up by the Associated Press. He is a recipient of several national service awards from disability organizations. He was highlighted in the Microsoft Accessible Technology for Everyone feature video and publication. Dr. Lee was recognized in The Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of 50 of Atlanta's promising stars and was highlighted in the PBS children's series A Chance to Read. Dr. Lee was awarded the funds to develop, implement and manage the AccessText Network by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) for being a key contributor in changing the U.S. post-secondary textbook accessibility landscape. His multidisciplinary research interests include ICT Accessibility enterprise transformation, social and psychological stigma factors in education and workplace settings, and telepresence and wearable technologies. Dr. Lee was recruited to the University of Georgia on a swimming scholarship, where he was co-captain of the UGA swim team.