Doug Goist currently serves as a Program Manager for IT Services projects at National Industries for the Blind (NIB), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. NIB is the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind.

Over the past 10 years at NIB, Doug has helped the U.S. Department of Defense, military, federal agencies, and private sector organizations better support technology users with disabilities.

He has previously spoken on the topic of accessible technologies at the annual California State University–Northridge International Conference for Persons with Disabilities (CSUN). At CSUN, Doug led a panel discussion that included the chief policy makers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – based World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), which is responsible for creating worldwide policy on information and communications technology accessibility.

In 2013, Doug was hand-selected by the U.S. State Department’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to serve as a U.S. technical steering committee lead on an USAID – led African project that studied mobile money transfer and handset accessibility for Kenyans who are blind.

Doug earned an executive certificate from the UCLA Anderson School of Management Multi-Dimensional Leaders Institute in 2014; is certified by the U.S. Department of Defense as a GS-1102 Defense Procurement and Acquisition Contract Specialist; and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, N.C.