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Brad Held

UNC Chapel Hill
Head of Digital Accessibility
Chapel Hill, NC

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Brad Held serves as the Head of Digital Accessibility at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He oversees the campus implementation of a stronger accessibility initiative at UNC and works to raise awareness on accessibility to key stakeholders across campus. 

Brad has skilled knowledge of Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as Americans with Disability Act compliance, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and Accessibility program development and implementation. He is also an expert in Accessibility Technology with a certification in Assistive Technology Applications and a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies. 

Prior to arriving at UNC, Brad worked in Accessible Technology for almost 15 years: four years in a public school K-12 setting with Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia and ten years in higher education at The University of Central Florida (UCF) and The University of Georgia (UGA).  

Aside from helping UNC with an inclusive digital environment, Brad also has a learning disability. Brad uses his personal experience to aid campus partners in understanding the importance of creating content that is usable for everyone.