[Athen] ATHEN E-Journal Issue #4 Now Available

Terrill Thompson tft at u.washington.edu
Thu Feb 26 11:49:21 PST 2009

Hi All,

Issue #4 of the ATHEN E-Journal is now available on-line:

I had the honor of serving as guest editor on this issue, which focuses on
the theme "Who Are We As a Profession?"

In this issue, E.A. Draffan, Pratik Patel and I explore this theme by
reporting on the results of the 2008 ATHEN Survey. In a second article, E.A.
and I are joined by Jennison Asuncion and Enda Guinan in exploring
differences in our profession across countries, informed in part by the
ATHEN survey results. Finally, I wrap up the series of three survey-related
articles by examining the administrative details of our individual
positions, including responsibilities, qualifications, and salaries.

You probably recall that Jayme Johnson also conducted a survey last year
that featured several open-ended qualitative questions regarding
practitioners' perspectives of the field: He reports on that research in
this issue.

And Darren Gabbert provides an extensive compilation of existing
opportunities for training and certification within or relevant to the
field, including academic programs, continuing education opportunities,
technology-specific trainings, and other unique training resources.

Thanks to all authors and editorial volunteers who put in so much effort
over the last year to pull this issue together, and thanks to the 149
individuals from 7 countries who participated in the ATHEN Survey. This was
clearly a huge team effort.


Terrill Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist
DO-IT, Accessible Technology
UW Technology Services
University of Washington
tft at u.washington.edu

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