Elaine Ober, Senior Accessibility Programs Consultant
Elaine Ober has spent over 30 years in higher education publishing, working across all disciplines. In 2011, she dove into accessibility full time,
serving as Associate Director of Accessibility for Pearson’s Higher Education division, and then as Head of Accessibility Advocacy for global Pearson. She oversaw internal and external
communication of Pearson’s accessibility story; trained editorial teams, the branding team, and vendors on making images accessible; and managed Pearson’s relationship with advocacy groups,
institutional partners, and other players in the accessible publishing ecosystem. She joined TFA in the Spring of 2017 after retiring from Pearson in February. Elaine serves on the Advisory
Board for the DIAGRAM Center, a Benetech Initiative, and on the National Task Force of the the Center for Accessible Material Innovation at Georgia Tech.
Elaine has Master of Library and Information Science, Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA, and Bachelor of Arts, English & Comparative Literature from
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.