Our Team

Open Access Technologies, Inc. (OAT) is dedicated to helping organizations build fully accessible and usable digital document libraries. OAT’s suite of robust document accessibility tools helps organizations convert and remediate PDF, ePub, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents to better serve their customers and comply with mandated accessibility standards, including WCAG 2.1, PDF/UA and Section 508.

Howard Berke

Executive Chair/CEO, Co-founder

Howard has nearly 35 years of hands-on management experience launching, building and leading both public and private technology companies, including 25 years of general management for eight start-ups. He has been a guest lecturer on entrepreneurship at Yale, Harvard, MIT and other institutions throughout the world. His academic training includes finance, accounting, operations research, corporate law, architecture and physics.

Trudy Knudsen

Director, Business Development

Trudy is an accomplished, results-oriented business development executive with a proven track record of success in the publishing, technology, education and eLearning markets. She is excited to help organizations provide an engaging user experience for low vision customers.

Glenn Gross

Director, Account Management

Glenn has extensive experience solving complex business problems through technology. He excels at helping identify productive solutions that make digital content accessible and usable for the blind and visually impaired.

Kyle Paciello

PDF Program Manager

As an Adobe Acrobat certified PDF expert, Kyle is uniquely qualified to manage all PDF remediation services. He has deep knowledge of the requirements of an accessible document to meet compliance standards, as well as excellent customer relations skills.

Will Walker

Accessibility Technology Advisor

Will has been in the high tech industry for almost 30 years as a software engineer, technical leader, architect, product manager, and engineering director in several Fortune 500 companies. He was one of the original pioneers of the API-based approach to accessibility that is commonplace today and has a passion for using technology to make the world a better place for all.

Sean Aryai

Accessibility Business Advisor

Sean Aryai is a technology and marketing innovator with nearly two decades of Fortune 500 experience leading channel programs, product and development teams. Sean most recently lead the accessibility team and public sector engineering team at CA Technologies, moving the company forward in public sector compliance. Sean’s thought leadership in accessibility and agile development has been showcased during sessions at CSUN and M-enabling conferences. Sean holds an MBA from Dowling College and Bachelor’s degree in Technical Communication from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Becky Gibson

Director, Accessibility

Becky is a recognized leader in Web Accessibility with more than 30 years of diverse experience in corporate and open-source software product development. Her passion is web accessibility advancement and evangelism that impacts products, customer strategies, and industry standards.

Karen McCall, M.Ed.

Senior Advisor, Accessible Document Design

Karen has been working in the field of accessible document design for over 18 years. Although her focus is on accessible Word, PowerPoint and PDF documents, she is a strong advocate for the accessibility of all file formats.

Marsha A. Matzkin

Controller, Admin, Finance

Marsha began her career in public accounting and internal audit. Since 1985 she has been working as a Controller/VP finance for several private companies.

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