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Chief Executive Officer, Assistive Technology Industry Association
David Dikter manages the overall mission of ATIA to bring assistive technology to persons with disabilities. Mr. Dikter is responsible for all aspects of the ATIA annual conference, webinar education program, public awareness, government education and work on national policy issues as it relates to assistive and accessible technologies. Under Mr. Dikter’s leadership, the association, now in its 19th year, has more than 90 members companies. ATIA’s conference and webinar educational programs on all areas of assistive technology bring high-quality affordable professional development to over 7,000 participants annually.
Mr. Dikter is and has been involved with the following organizations:
- W3C, Web Accessibility Initiative Steering Council member
- Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD) Advisory Board
- Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) Advisory Board
- Assistivetech.net – the National Public Website on Assistive Technology – Advisory Board
- RERC-Advancing Cognitive Technologies Advisory Board
Mr. Dikter works with diverse groups to promote AT and the needs of individuals with disabilities. Mr. Dikter is an experienced presenter and has represented ATIA at numerous national meetings. International events include: GREAT Event, Doha, Qatar, WHO – GATE Summit, Geneva Switzerland, China Information Accessibility Forum, Beijing, China; International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Conference, Bangkok, Thailand; and the 9th International Conference on Low Vision, Montreal, Canada.
Prior to joining ATIA, Mr. Dikter worked in technology start-ups and spent 15 years working in school districts as a teacher of students with disabilities and technology leader, training and promoting educational and assistive technologies.