For as long as Greg Rogers can remember, he knew he wanted to turn his passion of making the Internet and other digital forms of information accessible to everyone into a career. He loves trying out a new smartphone or web platform to discover ways of easier use. Greg’s technology skills gave him a career and sparked an interest in how the digital space works. For visually impaired people like Greg, technology makes it possible to hold successful careers, shop online and manage finances.
Greg has nearly 10 years of experience providing consulting services to organizations on the accessibility of technology for visually impaired customers. His experience includes product development to ensure compliance with federal regulations and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Greg recently spent three years as a consultant for the Blind Institute of Technology, performing quality assurance audits on various industry websites including healthcare, hospitality and local government.
Greg recently joined the Outlook Business Solutions team as the accessibility testing manager. He specializes in the strategic planning, management and execution of projects to assist businesses in making their websites and applications accessible to disabled people. In his new role, Greg will oversee website audits to ensure ADA and WCAG compliance, work with clients to implement accessibility improvements and recruit additional accessibility testers for the team.
Greg received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baker University and holds certifications for screen-reading assistive technology applications including Jaws, ZoomText 2019 and NVDA 17.3. In 2016, he also earned Web Accessibility Specialist and Document Accessibility course completion certificates from Deque University.
When Greg is not testing a website or device, he enjoys watching sports and staying active with family and friends. Greg also stays active in his church. Dogs have been in Greg’s life since he was very young. His family’s Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier and Golden Doodle greet him excitedly when he visits. He is partial to large dogs and plans to find his own furry companion in the future.
A funny fact about Greg is that you will not find cheese on his burger or hash browns; he has never liked cheese.