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Jack graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, with B.S. In Workforce Education and Curriculum Development. During the day, he works for the Federal Reserve Bank as an IT professional. Outside of work, he is an avid tabletop gamer, and has been for over 36 years, but his real passion, however, doesn't reside in rolling dice…it is for creating accessible gaming materials and aids for the visually impaired and to raise awareness for this need industry-wide. Inspired by a close friend, and visually impaired, veteran gamer, Jack started the DOTS RPG Project whose mission is to kick open the doors of roleplaying games for the visually impaired. He taught himself braille, raised money for a braille embossing printer and translation software, and got straight to work. The DOTS Project offers free translation service for game designers to help make them accessible to the visually impaired. Jack's other passion resides in tearing down the walls of bigotry, hatred, and anger. He is currently developing an RPG called Dicey Adventures which is being designed to celebrate diversity. If all goes well, the game will be a fun, standalone game for any gaming group, but also useful for diversity training, team building exercises, therapy sessions, and in the classroom as an alternative teaching method.
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