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Key contacts for more information

 

There are numerous people who can provide information about the process of developing and passing Oklahoma's accessibility legislation, writing the rules, and implementing accessibility in various agencies.

 

OK ABLE Tech

 

Linda Jaco is the Interim Director of Sponsored Programs at the OSU Seretean Wellness Center Program and Director at OK ABLE Tech.  She has been instrumental in developing and shepherding the passage of the Oklahoma electronic and information technology accessibility legislation.  Contact her at 800-257-1705 or via email at linda.jaco@okstate.edu

 

Brenda Dawes is the Assistive Technology programs Specialist and Web Coordinator at OK ABLE Tech.  She has been instrumental in developing and shepherding the passage of the Oklahoma electronic and information technology accessibility legislation.  Contact her at 800-257-1705 or via email at Brenda.dawes@okstate.edu.

 

EITA Advisory Council

 

Joe Fleckinger is the Director of Information Technology Services in the Office of State Finance (OSF).  In Oklahoma, the OSF Director is considered the State CIO.  HB 2197 names the Office of State Finance and the Department of Central Services as the two agencies to implement the law and assure compliance to accessibility standards. Joe leads the development of the IT accessibility standards from OSF, and is his agency¿s representative on the advisory council. Reach him at 405-522-4026 or via email at joe.fleckinger@osf.state.ok.us

 

Gerry Smedley is the Department of Central Services (DCS) representative on the Advisory Council.  She is the Administrative Rules Liaison and Public Information Officer. Reach her at 405-522-8519 or via email at Gerry_Smedley@dcs.state.ok.us.

  

Oklahoma legislators and staff

 

Representative Abe Deutschendorf was one of two legislators who drove the effort to get the law passed.  For more information on him, see http://www.okhouse.gov/Members/hd62.htm 405-557-7374

 

Senator Gilmer Capps was one of two legislators who drove the effort to get the law passed.  For more information on him, see http://www.oksenate.gov/Senators/contact/capps.htm

 

Kim Bishop is the House Staff attorney who researched and drafted HB 1342 and HB 2197.  Kim worked with Linda Jaco and Brenda Dawes on the background information and in developing the legislation.

 

DLRP

 

Wendy Wilkinson is the Director of the Disability Law Resource Project (DLRP), which helped fund the Oklahoma efforts.  You can contact her at 713-520-0232