Meredith Boyce

Spartanburg, SC, US
Field of Work 
Computer Science
 
blindness, visual impairment, special education
Company 
Bank of America
Job Title or "Student" 
Global Technology Analyst
Education 
transferring, in progress
Degree 
Computer Science
Education Level 
In College
Profile Biography 
I am a 22-year-old technology evangelist focusing on the area of accessible technology for the blind and visually impaired. I went blind at the age of 14 and found that the computer technology upon which I relied as a sighted person was no longer accessible to me. My experience as a subject matter expert in blindness and technology, as well as my advocacy work for blind people in computing, especially in computer science education, has led me to opportunities with the White House as part of President Obama's Champions of Change program, as well as with the CSforALL organization as part of the Accessibility Pledge committee.
Interests 
Pets, Computing, Reading, Travel, Sports, Acting
Race & Ethnicity 
White
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, In-school visit, Job shadow, Online role model, Other
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model 1-2 times.
Availability 
No Preference
Resources 
Career exploration activities, Identifying other role models, Online Mentoring (email or Skype), Other
Program Affiliation 
Girl Scouts, NCWIT
Other Level of Participation 
participation as it can fit into my work schedule
Other Resources 
NCWIT and AccessComputing referrals

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