Monthly team member spotlights are a way for you to learn more about the people who make Penny Forward possible and thank them for the work they do to help blind people build bright futures one penny at a time.
This month we’re featuring Liz Bottner, vice president of the Penny Forward board of directors and the co-host and co-producer of the Penny Forward podcast. She is a certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist (CATIS) and Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT), Liz credits her initial interest in the blindness rehabilitation field to those positive blindness rehabilitation professionals she had in her life early on who helped set her up for success in terms of being able to effectively navigate through the world despite having vision loss.
She received her Masters in Blind Rehabilitation Teaching with a specialization in Assistive Technology from Northern Illinois University and currently works in the digital accessibility space as a 508 Compliance Analyst for Sierra7, Inc.
When she is not working, Liz enjoys reading, traveling (New York City is a much favored destination) and being active. She enjoys running (with and without her Guiding Eyes Running guide dog) and serving as goalie in playing blind hockey, especially for the Hartford Braillers-Connecticut’s blind ice hockey team.
Liz helps produce the Penny Forward podcast, serves on the programs and information technology committees, and frequently helps facilitate members only group chats. Thank you , Liz, for helping blind people build bright futures one penny at a time.