Carolyn Phillips Named Interim Director of AMAC Accessibility


An outdoor headshot of Carolyn Phillips

Friday, November 17, 2017 | Atlanta, GA

We are pleased to announce that Carolyn Phillips was named interim director of AMAC Accessibility.

She replaces Christopher Lee, who resigned as director to pursue other opportunities.

Phillips is nationally recognized in the fields of accessibility, assistive technology, and disabilities. As interim director, she brings exceptional dedication to promoting independence of all people, including those with disabilities through advocacy, education, assistive technology and systems change.

During this interim period, Phillips will continue to serve as director of Georgia’s Assistive Technology (AT) Act program, Tools for Life.

Phillips oversees the National Pass It On Center and training initiatives with both of the Georgia Institute of Technology's Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERCs) -TechSAge and Wireless.

She has won the National Rehabilitation Association’s Belle Greve Award and the Department of Labor in Georgia’s Director’s Award. She also serves as the Associate Editor of the Assistive Technology Outcomes & Benefits journal and has been on the ATIA Research Committee since 2012.

Georgia Tech’s College of Design and AMAC Accessibility will begin a national search for a new director in the coming weeks.

About AMAC Accessibility

The Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC) was established in 2006 at the University of Georgia. There, AMAC converted textbooks into accessible digital files for students with print-related disabilities throughout the University System of Georgia (USG).

In 2010, AMAC became part of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Design. As part of a top tier research institute, AMAC evolved into a College of Design research center, while retaining its role as a services and accommodations provider for USG students.

AMAC Accessibility is the combination of research center and service provider.

As part of the College of Design, AMAC Accessibility is a globally recognized leader committed to the promotion of technological innovation and the development of user-centered research, products, and services for individuals with disabilities.