Ed Summers

Ed Summers is a blind software engineer and an accessibility specialist. He has a B.S. in Computer Science and 20 years of professional experience as a software developer and a development manager. Ed's personal mission is to enable people with disabilities to realize their full potential in the classroom and the 21st century knowledge economy.

Ed leads the accessibility team at SAS, the market leader in business analytics software and services that is used at more than 70,000 sites around the world. He is the Chairman of the North Carolina Commission for the Blind. He is also a member of the North Carolina State Board of Education Advisory Council for the Governor Morehead School for the Blind.

Professional Development Offerings

This new technology complements tactile maps.

Online Class

Explore the growing library of Non-Visual Digital Maps in the online Map Library


Mark your calendar and join the live webinar, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:00-2:00pm eastern


Vermont: 2 day workshop - August 23 & 24. In-depth training on how to use technology to enable independent travel in real-world contexts.

Onsite Training