Ann Fredricksen

Coordinator of Accessible Media Services

Ann Fredricksen has her BA in Physics from Carthage College and has her MS/LIS degree from the Illinois. She has been working for Disability Resources and Educational Services in the Accessible Media Services Office since 2008. She now serves as the Coordinator of Accessible Media Services, which provides accessible learning material for courses being taught within the University’s system. In 2020 she was Awarded the Lorine Y. Cowan Award for Excellence in Access and Accommodations. Ann has been focusing her career on media accessibility and not only is she the captioning expert on campus but is also responsible for responding to inquiries and information about audio description. She has created a captioning training course to serve as a resource for Illinois faculty and staff on how to meet accessibility standards with free to low-cost software already available to this population.

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