Matthew Janusauskas, Chief Technology Officer

Matthew Janusauskas

Matthew Janusauskas has over 20 years of experience working with assistive and mainstream technology including roles in accessibility and technical services, information technology, training, team management, and product management.

His extensive technical background, leadership, and communication ability have allowed such achievements as integrating a number of international technical accessibility teams. As product manager, he worked with multiple development and sales teams simultaneously to keep high-profile assistive technology products like the Victor Reader Stream digital e-reader in the market-leading position globally.

William Reuschel, Director, Client Services and Technical Development

William Reuschel

William joined AFB full time in 2012. He has experience in applying WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 guidelines to achieve digital inclusion for both web and mobile platforms.

He has expertise in accessible web applications including modern HTML and Javascript techniques, working with clients conducting usability evaluations, and developing solutions for usability. He frequently delivers training to developers on various aspects of inclusive design, including accessibility principles and testing strategies.

William has a technical background with mobile app development, and with AFB he has led the development of several mobile apps for both iOS and Android including the accessible note-taker AccessNote and the app for the online magazine AccessWorld. Prior to joining AFB full time, he was an intern with AFB Tech performing product evaluations and software development. He holds a B.S in Computer Science and a B.S. in Chemistry from Marshall University.

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Megan Aragon, Chief Program Officer

Megan Aragon

Megan Aragon joined AFB in 2017 to oversee the Center on Vision Loss, a national demonstration center located in Dallas. The Center demo areas and programs are designed to help people with vision loss live more independently. With a focus on emerging technologies and tools, and demonstrating solutions directly to individuals with low vision, the Center on Vision Loss is a natural partner for AFB Consulting to conduct and administer user testing projects.

Prior to joining AFB, Megan served as Community Outreach Specialist for the East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, where she handled numerous duties in marketing, sales, software and application design, and program development.

Megan was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy at age 17, a genetic disorder which causes the loss of vision in the center of the eye. Her personal experience with vision loss has kindled a commitment to help create a future of no limits for blind individuals.

Megan was selected as National Industries for the Blind (NIB) Milton J. Samuelson Career Achievement Award winner in 2014 and graduated from NIB’s Business Management Training Program the following year. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology, certificate in management, and is a certified Microsoft Office Suite 2010 Master. Megan is currently pursuing her master's in business administration and master's in human resource development.

Neva Fairchild, National Aging & Vision Loss Specialist

Neva Fairchild

Neva Fairchild joined AFB in 2008 to oversee Esther’s Place at the Center on Vision Loss. Esther’s Place was a demonstration model home with over 500 products and environmental adaptations to help visually impaired or blind individuals live a life with no limits. Neva has almost 30 years of professional experience in blindness rehabilitation and a lifetime of experience living with low vision. She was diagnosed at an early age with cone rod degeneration, a rare genetic eye condition.

Prior to joining AFB, Neva was a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Employment Assistance Specialist with the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, and a Vocational Evaluator with the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind.

Neva serves in numerous leadership roles, ranging from international to local in scope, with organizations such as the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired and the National Rehabilitation Association. She was also appointed by the Governor of Texas to the Rehabilitation Council of Texas, and served as Chair in FY17 and 18.

Neva holds a bachelor’s in rehabilitation science and a master’s in rehabilitation counseling psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Aaron Preece, AccessWorld Technology and Information Specialist

Aaron Preece with his dog guide

Aaron Preece joined AFB in 2013 after serving as an intern with the organization. He authors articles for and assists in the production of AccessWorld®, AFB's technology magazine, as well as operates AFB's Information Center, where he provides information and resources to those with vision loss, their families and friends, professionals in the field of vision loss, and the general public.

Aaron has expertise in the use of desktop and mobile screen readers including the free and open source NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) screen reader for Windows and the VoiceOver screen reader for iOS, as well as the TalkBack screen reader for Android and the ChromeVox screen reader on ChromeOS. As an individual with a visual impairment, Aaron has direct knowledge of using assistive technology in a variety of settings from employment and education to leisure and entertainment.

Aaron also assisted in the composition of AFB's Learn NVDA video tutorials for the NVDA screen reader. Aaron has frequently spoken to groups and at conferences on various topics relating to visual impairment and accessibility. Topics include general information regarding assistive technology, the usability of healthcare devices, and game access for people with visual impairments. Aaron also serves on the board of trustees of the James H. and Alice Teubert Charitable Trust.

Aaron holds a bachelor of arts in history from Marshall University.

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