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Bill Curtis-Davidson - . Atlanta, GA, US

Bill Curtis-Davidson Bill Curtis-Davidson


Inclusive Design & Accessibility for XR & Spatial Computing | Diversity & Inclusion Advocate



Experienced leader and consultant with over 20 years proven track record in digital accessibility standards development, program design / management, inclusive design, assistive tech, product development, research, innovation, compliance management. Highly effective self-starter who enjoys leading, collaborating with and teaching diverse teams and communicating with all levels to define and achieve digital accessibility goals on time and in budget. Broad knowledge of software, hardware and service design with a foundation in UX. A passionate public speaker, trusted advisor, advocate for PWDs.

Industry Expertise (6)

Program Development

Computer Hardware

Public Policy

Information Technology and Services

Travel and Tourism

Computer Software

Areas of Expertise (8)

Disability Access and Advocacy

Interaction Design

Augmented Reality (AR)

User Interface Design

Design Thinking

User Experience


Virtual & Augmented Reality

Accomplishments (3)

Invited Worldwide Expert, UN Expert Group Meeting on Building Inclusive Society and Development through Promoting ICT Accessibility: Emerging Issues and Trends (professional)


UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the UN Secretariat (DESA), UN Information Center (UNIC), Nippon Foundation of Japan Report/Expert Input for 2013 UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development, United Nations, 2012. URL: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1596

Invited Expert Moderator, US Dept of Transportation, Technological Innovations in Transportation for People With Disabilities Workshop (professional)


To examine technological innovations in accessible transportation and better understand the requirements of pedestrians and travelers with visual impairment or other disabilities, the US DoT FHWA Office of Research, Development, and Technology convened a 1-day workshop to explore this area. I served as one of the experts invited to produce a white paper/report: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/advancedresearch/pubs/11041/

Editor & White House Challenge Participant, "Data-Enabled Travel: How Geo-Data Can Support Inclusive Transportation, Tourism, and Navigation through Communities" (professional)


As part of the 20th Anniversary of the ADA, I was one of 20 invited experts to take part in a White House Challenge. The Challenge team produced a report that studied accessible transportation - market context, selected US efforts, data requirements, application areas across multi-modal transportation planning and execution, regional point of interest (POI) information foraging, and apps that promote citizen science and engagement. URL: http://geoaccess.org/content/report-data-enabled-travel

Education (2)

Atlanta College of Art: B.F.A., Drawing / Printmaking / Computer Graphics 1990

Georgia Institute of Technology: M.S., Information Design & Technology / New Media 1998

Affiliations (1)

  • Georgia Institute of Technology HCI Program Industry Advisory Board

Languages (1)

  • English



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader

Patents (1)

Automated wayfinding of an accessible route



Embodiments of the invention relate to selecting a path for navigation based on path accessibility. A set of one or more paths is generated, with each path including path elements associated with path traversal. A list of preference data is stored. A set of accessible paths is dynamically calculated, which includes evaluating elements of each path of the generated set against the list of preference data. The set of accessible paths is converted into a path selection. The path selection is navigated, which includes visually displaying the path selection.

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