The Technology Access Center has offered services for middle Tennesseans with disabilities and functional limitations since 1989. The Center is operated by the nonprofit corporation, Access Services of Middle Tennessee.
The mission of the corporation’s board and staff members is to promote the independence and participation of individuals of all ages with disabilities in school, work, play and everyday activities through their use of assistive technology.
Bob Kibler is a co-founder and the executive director of the Technology Access Center. He has worked for over 40 years in special education, disability resource and rehabilitation programs. His work has focused on developmental disabilities, early intervention for children from birth through age 6, and assistive technology services for children and adults with disabilities. He has a master’s degree in Special Education, with an emphasis in the area of cognitive disabilities. Bob previously served as a member and president of the board of directors for the Alliance for Technology Access, the national organization of which the Technology Access Center is a member. He also previously served on the Board of VSA Tennessee, the state organization on arts and disability.
Linda Bishop Judeich is the Director of Services at the Technology Access Center. Ms. Judeich has over 38 years of experience working with people with disabilities. Her work has focused on Assistive Technology (AT) for more than the last 20 years. She has numerous presentations at local, national, and international technology and disability conferences to her credit. Her teaching experience includes public school classrooms, undergraduate and graduate level AT and special education courses at several universities, as well as many AT workshops for consumers, parents, disability professionals, employers, and teacher training personnel. She also served as project coordinator for several AT research projects at Vanderbilt University. She has a Master’s degree in Special Education plus over 90 Post Master’s graduate hours with an emphasis on technology. She is credentialed as an Assistive Technology Professional by the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA).
Kimberly Lilley, MS BME, ATP obtained her Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering with a focus in rehabilitation and assistive technology in 1999 from Wright State University. She is credentialed as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) through the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). She started working as a Rehabilitation Engineer with the Technology Access Center in Nashville, TN, in January of 2000. Her experience includes providing assessments and training for individuals of all ages and disabilities in the areas of switch assessments, computer access, job accommodations, environmental controls, aids for daily living, and toy adaptation.
Evan Espey has been with the Technology Access Center since 2009. He was the Center’s first Americorps/VISTA. In February of 2010 Evan became the Center’s full-time Outreach Coordinator. Evan has been involved with the Disability Community since birth due to the fact that he was born with Spina Bifida. He is responsible for managing the adapted toy, and equipment loan program, as well as disseminating information to the public regarding the Center, and coordinating special events for the Center. He received his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies from Volunteer State Community College in 2006, and his Bachelor of Integrated Studies in Human Services, with a concentration in Public Administration from Murray State University in 2008.
Lynn Magner became the Service Coordinator at TAC in 2000, and has been the Center contact person for countless families and individuals since that time. She began working in the disability community 30+ years ago when her son Steven was born with Down Syndrome. One of Lynn's passions is advocating for client’s assistive technology needs. Another is coaching bocce with Rutherford County Special Olympics. Lynn lives in Murfreesboro with her husband Scott and children Scott Jr. and Steven. Her daughter, Lauren also resides in Murfreesboro.