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Aaron Richmond, Policy Apprentice

National Leadership Program, Spring 2015

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Aaron Richmond

Aaron Richmond was a Policy Apprentice with RespectAbility during Spring 2015. Richmond, who is blind, published a piece in e-Jewish Philanthropy about the importance of schools who want to do e-Jewish learning having accessible websites with screen reading software.

Richmond has a history of using technology to help other people with vision disabilities. He spent previous summers teaching technology to blind teenagers at a camp in Maryland and teaching speech software for the blind in St. Lucia. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Goucher College. An avid traveler, Richmond spent a semester abroad at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. After college, he spent a month in France studying French and appreciating a new culture.


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Eric Ascher

Eric Ascher is the Communications Associate for RespectAbility. He is responsible for supporting RespectAbility’s Vice President, Communications in developing and implementing advocacy efforts and communications of various types. Ascher manages RespectAbility’s social media channels, website and emails; organizes and develops webinars; and supervises Communications Fellows.

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