Melissa Green is a Senior Digital Accessibility Specialist with Knowbility and an adjunct instructor at The University of Alabama, teaching in the School of Library and Information Science. An experienced teacher, librarian, and technologist, Melissa specializes in instructional, accessible, and assistive technology and helping diverse learners, teachers, and other technology users meet their goals.
Melissa got her start in accessibility at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, where she learned about creating accessible websites and documents for Tennessee Disability Pathfinder. She holds an MEd in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in assistive technology from George Mason University and an MLIS from the University of Alabama, where she worked as a technology accessibility specialist and led education and outreach efforts in The Center for Instructional Technology. Melissa also holds a BA in English from Sewanee: The University of the South, where she also studied education and earned teacher certification. She is currently a PhD student in the College of Education at the University of Alabama, pursuing a PhD in Instructional Leadership with an Instructional Technology concentration.
Melissa embraces technology’s potential to foster access and inclusion for all, a perspective informed by her lived experience and work in the disability community, libraries, and information technology.