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Brian Meersma

Brian Meersma is a sophomore at Cornell University studying Industrial and Labor Relations. After realizing the ways in which assistive technology help him as a student with dyslexia, he started an assistive technology blog to help others with disabilities learn about available resources. He also gives presentations demonstrating the ways in which these technological tools work. Brian advocates for improved dyslexia-related legislation at the state and federal level. He is a member of Bookshare’s National Advisory Board and is a Learning Ally National Achievement Award winner. As part of the American Association of People with Disabilities summer program, he is interning at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where he supports disability inclusive emergency management.