About the Author

Ed Thrush has 12 years in Section 508, accessibility and 18 years in IT. In both fields he has generated a wealth of guides and training material. Starting with a background in libraries, Ed found out early on that materials had to be understandable to the public at large. People need to have easy access, and search capabilities with options for how people view information differently. The accessibility field requires creativity and communication. It also requires some technical knowledge to help provide solutions. Ed has mastered these over the years by leading teams to fix applications and documents with creative programming and to offer knowledge bases and accessibility websites.

Previous Publishing:

  • SSA Advanced Guide for Accessible PDF Documents (Federal government book)
  • Tutorials within government: JAWS, MAGic, Word Accessibility, PDF Accessibility,
  • Section 508 Introduction, 508 Procurement, 508 in the SDLC, 508 for Programmers
  • Probe (free science fiction novella - Smashwords)
  • Wormhole Theater (free science fiction short story - Smashwords)


Experience - Ed Thrush Provided Accessibility Compliance for the Following:
    Maryland State Government, IRS, SSA, CMS, VA, Prince Georges County Government, Maryland Judiciary

508 Legal:
     SSA technical adviser to benefits 508 lawsuit