Alternate Format Production Team
Robin L. Cole
Alternate Format & Assistive Technology Manager
Bonjour! I’m Robin (she/her) and I manage the alternate format production team here in OAE. I also work with students to find the right combination of assistive technology tools to access their academic materials. I have been working in disability services for over 12 years with an emphasis in assistive technology. I am a bit of a francophile, a quiltmaker, animal lover and somewhat of a techno geek.
When I am not working, you would usually find me working on a new quilt, reading, cooking or hanging out with my friends and family. I also love to travel - especially to french speaking countries!
Deborah Ting, M.S., CCC-SLP
Alternate Media Specialist / Braille Specialist
Hello! I’m Deborah Ting (she/her) and I have been a part of the alternate format production team since 2006. I have been providing academic materials in alternative formats to students with various types of print disabilities and I specialize in braille transcription. I am certified in Literary, Nemeth Math, Music Braille, and Braille Textbook Formatting, and am proficient in creating tactile graphics.
On the weekends I love to go swimming and biking with my daughter. I also enjoy music, snowboarding, hiking and traveling.
Alternate Format Specialist
Rally-Ho! I'm Kyle (he/him, they/them) one of the alt-format specialists who produces digital and physical content in differing forms. I have been working with assistive technology for the past eight years. I use my skill set with macros, unicode, and scripting to assist in my job.
Part of my hobbies have pushed into my work: I am a casual video game player and a MMO player(FFXIV and WoW, but please don't ask me for Ultimate runs or Mythic +20's!).
I love tinkering 'under the hood' with a program to find out how they work. This curiosity helps me in fixing tech problems in my work, but it's also fun in being able to understand how things are put together and how to fix or customize them.
Alternate Format & Braille Specialist
Hello there, my name is Mason Chow (she/her). I am one of the alternate format specialists at OAE since 2015. After graduating with a degree in Graphic Communications from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, I spent several wonderful years in the printing industry. I believe the skills that I learned from traditional printing have allowed me to easily transition into my current role. I enjoy producing academic materials with a variety of accessible formats that enable equal access for students with disabilities. I am also certified by the Library of Congress as a Literary braille transcriber.
When I am not at work, I enjoy creating and making new things with my hands. With the help of all the free tutorials on YouTube, I have put my power drills and miter saw to good use for several DIY projects that I’m proud of. I also have a passion to catch my own seafood from the ocean; fish, clams, crabs, just to name a few. The reward is being able to cook delicious meals for family and friends with my catch. I enjoy the outdoors as well. I am a skier and half marathon pacer. When I pace in a race, I love that I can encourage and motivate other runners to be strong and keep going. The experience is quite satisfying, very similar to my job at OAE where my work helps students to get to their finish lines!
Alternate Format Specialist
Hello~ I’m Paul (he/him). I’ve been with the Office of Accessible Education since 2010 and am currently working as an Alternate Format Specialist, converting academic materials into more accessible formats for students with disabilities.
I love working with technology as it is amazing in being able to deliver access, entertainment, and so much more. I also really like to help people where I can. As such, I love being able to help our students in their studies at Stanford. I also share that passion to help others by volunteering for a few local non-profits such as Schmahl Science Workshops and the California YMCA Youth & Government. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games, watching Japanese Animation, reading books, and biking.