Accessibility From First Principles
Dr. Miele is a scientist with over 20 years of experience in developing innovative, information-accessibility solutions for blind people. He has a bachelors degree in physics and a Ph.D. in psychoacoustics from the University of California at Berkeley. As Director of the Video Description Research and Development Center, as well as Associate Director of the Smith-Kettlewell Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Blindness and Low Vision, he leads a team of engineers and scientists dedicated to addressing a wide variety of accessible information challenges in education, employment, and entertainment. Dr. Miele is currently the President of the board of the San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and is formerly a board member of both the Bay area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP), and the Ed Roberts Campus (ERC).