Advisory Board

The CREATE Advisory Board is composed of leaders in accessibility and accessible design. The board helps guide and amplify our work in accessibility research, education, and translation.

Mary Bellard

Mary Bellard, CREATE Advisory Board member

Rory A. Cooper

  • FISA Foundation – Paralyzed Veterans of America Distinguished Professor
  • Founder and Director, Human Engineering Research Laboratories


Rory A. Cooper

Juan E. Gilbert

  • Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor & Chair, Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department, University of Florida 


Juan E. Gilbert, headshot in suit and tie

Amy Hurst

  • Associate Professor, New York University (NYU) with joint appointments in the Occupational Therapy Department in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and the Technology, Culture and Society Department in the Tandon School of Engineering
  • Director, NYU Ability Project


Amy Hurst, a white woman with brown hair and glasses, holding a microphone and talking in a purple room.

Jonathan Lazar

  • Professor, College of Information Studies (iSchool) University of Maryland
  • Associate Director, Trace Research and Development Center
  • Core faculty, Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL)


Jonathan Lazar headshot, smiling and wearing a suit and tie