Donna Lange

Donna Lange has been teaching at NTID for over 20 years. She is an associate professor and former chair of the Applied Computer Technology Department, and has taught a variety of computer-related courses in the areas of both hardware and Web development. Donna was formerly the PI of the NSF ATE projects “Deaf Initiative in Information Technology” I & II, #0070982 & #0302790, offering professional development training for deaf adults, and Co-PI of the NSF ATE dual credit program “Project Fast Forward” #0903167. Donna holds a BS in Computer Science from SUNY Brockport and an MS degree in Software Development and Management from RIT.

Specialty areas: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing population, K-12 and higher education, training, STEM education and industry, employer training and education of DHH population

Terence Nelson

Terence Nelson is the Saddleback College Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) Program Coordinator and a Veterans Counselor. He developed the VETS Program in 2009 and has directed it since its inception as the Division Dean of Transfer, Career, and Special Programs. In January 2016 he began the full time role coordinating the department from the faculty ranks.

Specialty areas: Veterans, counseling, higher education, training, articulation and credits and veteran programs and services

Hira Byrne Paulin, M.Ed, CRC

Hira Byrne Paulin, M.Ed, CRC is a rehabilitation counselor. Her focus is on career and academic counseling for military affiliated populations with service-connected disabilities. She has worked with active duty military and veterans in state and federal vocational rehabilitation programs, providing transition from service seminars, and in post-secondary education as an instructor and disability counselor. She has worked with the Deaf and hard-of-hearing population in K-12 education. 

Specialty areas: active duty/veterans, acquired disabilities, academic/career counseling, transition from military service to veteran status, higher education, ADA compliance

Mike Sauter

Mike Sauter has been working in the field of Alternate Media and Assistive Technologies for students with disabilities at Saddleback College for over 20 years. He is passionate about finding solutions to educational needs of students and has worked with disabled students, student veterans and educational professionals by providing training’s and presentations across the California Community College System, Washington DC, New Jersey and at the High Tech Center Training Unit on Education Technologies used by students that increases their learning potential. He is also an adjunct faculty at NTID DeafTEC, and an Accessibility Expert for AccessATE.

Specialty areas: assistive technologies/educational technologies, accessibility, technology, training, higher education, people with disabilities, student accommodations, disability services, ADA compliance