Ed Summers

Ed Summers
Title or Position (e.g. Teacher, Parent, etc.): 
Director of Accessibility at SAS
About Yourself: 
Ed Summers is a blind software engineer and an accessibility specialist. He has a B.S. in Computer Science and 25 years of professional experience as a software developer and a development manager. Ed’s personal mission is to enable people with disabilities to realize their full potential in the classroom and the 21st century knowledge economy. He fulfills that mission as a leader in the software industry and disability-related not-for-profit organizations. 
Ed is Director of Accessibility at SAS, the market leader in business analytics software and services that is used at more than 80,000 sites around the world. The SAS accessibility team enables people of all abilities to access the power of analytics. Ed also serves on the Duke Eye Center Advisory Board and he is the Chair of the North Carolina State Board of Education Advisory Council for the Governor Morehead School for the Blind.