Amy Parker, EdD, COMS, is an assistant professor and the coordinator of the Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Program in the Special Education Department. In 2009 she completed her doctorate in special education, with an emphasis in deafblindness and a certification in orientation and mobility, through a leadership and enrichment fellowship funded by the Office of Special Education. Using participatory methodologies with community stakeholders, she has worked to design accessible multimedia learning modules for national technical assistance and personnel preparation. She is currently co-leading two federal grants to prepare O&M Specialists throughout the Pacific Northwest and has hosted an interdisciplinary event called Mobility Matters for the past 5 years on PSU's campus. Her research interests include orientation and mobility for individuals with complex disabilities, communication interventions, participatory action research with people with disabilities and their families, and community-based partnerships to create social change.