Stanford Medicine Accessible Technology (SMAT)

Constituency: Grad students; Med students; Postdocs; Residents/Fellows; Faculty; Staff

Office: Stanford Medicine

Stanford Medicine Accessible Technology (SMAT) is a group of staff from various Stanford Medicine offices and departments working together to provide technology-based support, resources, and solutions addressing disabilities in the Stanford Medicine community.  Our goal is to leverage technology to promote a more inclusive and accessible workplace.  We are a group dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion looking to create partnerships across Stanford Medicine, Stanford University, and beyond to facilitate the discovery, use, and provision of technology that enhances lived experiences by ensuring accessibility.  We seek to foster inclusivity and create genuine spaces of belonging where anyone, regardless of physical or cognitive differences, can have access to the support they need to thrive.

Group Members

Ann-Marie Yap

­Executive Director of Technology
Stanford Health Care and School of Medicine

Dawn Harker

Senior Employee & Labor Relations Specialist
Human Resources Group (HRG), Stanford Medicine

Terrance Mayes

Associate Dean for Equity and Strategic Initiatives
Faculty Development and Diversity

Jeff Montague

Director, Field Services & Desktop Engineering
Technology and Digital Solutions

Helena Findikaki

Senior Manager – Technology and Operations Management
Customer Experience and Support Services

Gisell Quihuis

Director of Equity and Strategic Programs
Faculty Development and Diversity

Miranda Stratton

Assistant Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Human Resources Group (HRG), Stanford Medicine

Steven Banaban

Sr. Communication Technologies Engineer
Clinical Communications Infrastructure
Technology and Digital Solutions


Resources that you may find beneficial


Short Videos Outlining Apple Accessibility 

Apple Accessibility

Apple Education Learning Series

Keyboard Shortcuts

Apple Developer Tools for Developing Accessible Applications

Related Resources


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Gisell Quihuis
Dawn Harker
Miranda Stratton

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