Steve Noble


Steve Noble is a nationally recognized research and development expert in the realm of assistive technology and accessible education. With special research emphasis in science and mathematics, Steve has been a frequent advisor to education entities and government bodies, culminating with an invitation to the White House in 2011 to brief administration officials on the status of STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) for students with disabilities. Currently working on federally-funded education research projects with Bridge Multimedia and Educational Testing Service (ETS), he has previously served as Director of Accessibility Policy at Design Science, Inc., as a state government Policy Analyst at the Kentucky Assistive Technology Service (KATS) Network, and as Manager of Product Development for Learning Ally (formerly known as Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic). Steve has held a variety of posts at the state and national level, including Chair of the national Adult Issues Committee and National Board member for the Learning Disabilities Association of America, and three terms as State President for the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky. He also currently serves as a member of the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standards (NIMAS) Board for the US Department of Education. Mr. Noble is also active in the public policy arena, and was the primary originating drafter of two important Kentucky laws relating to education for people with disabilities, the Accessible Textbook Act of 2002, and the Kentucky Postsecondary Textbook Accessibility Act of 2003.