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Pauline G. Aguilar
Pauline G. Aguilar is Executive Director of the International Center for Disabilities Resources on the Internet.

Mary Barros-Bailey
Mary Barros-Bailey is a bilingual rehabilitation counselor and vocational expert based in Boise, Idaho, specializing in working with Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking individuals with disabilities. She is a Ph.D. student in counseling/vocational rehabilitation with the University of Idaho and possesses master's degrees in special education and rehabilitation services from San Jose State University and in international public administration from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She has worked with people with disabilities across the United States and in Mexico, and she is often a contributor to the profession through publication and presentation on several issues-including ethics, Internet resources, and the role of vocational specialists.

Michael Burks
Michael Burks has been in the Information Technology business for twenty years; for the last five years he has been working on both Internet network issues and information technology issues. He does extensive work with the Nonprofit International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet. He also helps gather and present disability resources and helps visitors with various disability issues; the Web site is http://www.icdri.org. In addition, he presents tutorials on Web accessibility issues for people with disabilities, and he runs and participates in panel sessions dealing with that subject.

Nevin Cohen
Nevin Cohen is an environmental consultant who focuses on the impact of the emerging digital economy on energy, land use, and transportation. He is currently working with the Tellus Institute, a Boston-based environmental research organization, on a two-year project to explore the environmental consequences of e-commerce. He has worked for 15 years on environmental policy issues as an analyst and policy maker in government and nonprofit organizations. He has a doctorate in environmental planning, a master's degree in urban planning, and a bachelor's degree in economics.

Martin Dodge
Martin Dodge is a researcher and part-time Ph.D. student in the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London. He is a geographer by training and one of his main areas of research is how we can map the Internet. His Web page is available at http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/casa/martin/martin.html. He can be contacted at:

    Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
    University College London
    Gower Street
    London, WCE1 6BT
    England
    Tel: 44 171 391 1255
    m.dodge@ucl.ac.uk

Irit Askira Gelman
Irit Askira Gelman currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband and lovely daughter. She is working on her Ph.D. in the MIS department at the University of Arizona. Her interests include economics of information systems/information technologies, data mining and knowledge discovery, and modeling and model management systems. She holds an MSc degree in information systems and a BSc degree in mathematics from Tel Aviv University. She worked in Israel for a long time as a systems programmer, database administrator, and systems and communications manager.

Lars Hornborg
Lars Hornborg is a self-employed Swedish senior information technology (IT) consultant at Hornborg IT & Co. He has been an IT professional since 1983, when he cofounded a consulting firm with national and international offices. Since the fall of 1998 he has been a freelancer, doing consultancy, TV work, seminars, and more. He can be reached at lars.hornborg@hornborg.net.
The company Web site, http://www.hornborg.net, is also the Swedish host for Technorealism.

Rafael Ibarra
Rafael Ibarra is the information technology (IT) manager for Universidad CentroAmericana (http://www.uca.edu.sv) in El Salvador. He is also part of the group that administers the country code top-level domain name (ccTLD) for El Salvador and has been heavily involved in promoting the Internet as a tool for social, cultural, and economic development. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Infocentros (http://www.infocentros.org.sv), a nonprofit organization that will set up 100 telecenters throughout El Salvador using the franchising
model. He is also a member of EnRed (http://www.enred.org), the
Latin American Network Forum, and other related initiatives.

Marcie Parker
Dr. Marcie Parker is Senior Qualitative Researcher with Optum®, a diversified health care management company, in Golden Valley, Minnesota, U.S.A. She has master's degrees in Anthropology and Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. In November 1997 she won the Best Doctoral Dissertation Award for the best doctoral dissertation related to quality of life issues from the International Society for Quality of Life Issues. She is a Certified Family Life Educator and has a Certificate for Staff Builders and In-Service Trainers, and she is a fellow in both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Institute on Stress. In addition, she has held a number of academic and teaching positions and is on numerous journal reviewing and editorial advisory boards. To date she has published hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and monographs. Her contact information:

    Marcie Parker, Ph.D., CFLE
    Senior Qualitative Researcher
    Optum: MN010-S203
    6300 Olson Memorial Highway
    Golden Valley, MN 55427
    U.S.A.

    Phone (work): +1-612-797-2718
    Fax (home): +1-612-474-3079
    P.O. Box 552, Excelsior, MN 55331, U.S.A.
    mparker@uhc.com

Madanmohan Rao
Dr. Madanmohan Rao (madanr@microland.co.in) is Group Consultant at the Bangalore-based Microland e-services group. He was formerly the communications director at the United Nations Inter Press Service bureau in New York and vice president at IndiaWorld Communications in Bombay. Madan is currently an online correspondent for Editor&Publisher magazine's MediaInfo site and for Malaysia-based Skali (the Altavista mirror site in Asia). His articles have appeared in New Asia Review, Asia Internet Business, Economic Times, Business Standard, Economic and Political Weekly, IT Vision, IndiaInfo.com, IndiaInfoline.com, LAN Magazine, and Express Computer. He is the editor of IndiaLine (http://www.indialine.com - India's first daily Webzine about the Net). Madan has an M.S. in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay and a Ph.D. in communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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