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Scott Rains - CV


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Scott Rains - CV

  1. 1. Scott Rains Curriculum Vita PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Researcher and Publisher, The Rolling Rains Report, 2004 – present Daily articles on Universal Design, travel, and disability Director, SeniorNet, Santa Clara, CA 2005 - 2007 Responsible for accessible design and business viability of 176 SeniorNet Computer Learning Centers across US Research Fellow, University of California, June 2004 – June 2005 Resident Scholar, Center for Cultural Studies, UC Santa Cruz Research the application of Universal Design principles by the travel industry ZeroDivide Fellow, San Francisco, CA, 2004 – present ZeroDivide Leadership and Advocacy Initiative Integration of digital technologies into community-based programs Travel & Disability Editor, 2003 – 2005,Vancouver, BC- Columnist on travel and disability for a general audience SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: What is Inclusive Tourism: Universal Design in Tourism? Success & Ability magazine, India 2008 Guest Editor Design for All India, New Delhi, India, November 2008 Inclusive Tourism with Universal Design, Iridaya 2008 Yearbook, Sri Lanka Travel and Disability Issue Guest Editor, Review of Disability Studies, University of Hawaii, Spring 2005 issue PRESENTATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE DISABILITY COMMUNITY: Neurology and Universal Design for Travel, Italy, 2009 Application of Universal Design to Luxury Hotel and Meeting Venues in India, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, and Chennai, India, 2008 Inclusive Tourism: A New Strategic Alliance for the Disability Rights Movement, Thailand, 2007 The Global Progress of Universal Design in Tourism. Taiwan, 2005
  2. 2. Scott Rains Curriculum Vita Page 2 Universal Design as a Tool for Community Development – The Case of Santa Cruz, California in the USA. Australia, 2004 Universal Design and the International Travel & Hospitality Industry. Brazil, 2004 An Overview of Recent US Innovations in Universal Design. Japan, 2004 NON-ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS: Getting the Design Right - Inclusive Destination Development Waking Up to a Changed Travel Market Defining the Market of Travelers with Disabilities ACADEMIC PREPARATION AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES: D. Min. in Pastoral Ministry, Graduate Theological Foundation, South Bend, IN 1998 M.A. in Pastoral Ministry, School of Theology, Seattle University, 1991 B.A. in Linguistics, School of Art & Sciences, University of Washington, 1977 PROFESSIONAL SERVICE: • Editor, Forum de Turismo e Inclusão Social, (Tourism & Social Inclusion Forum) • Advisor, Studio on Universal Design and Eco Tourism, Rhode Island School of Industrial Design, October 2004 • On-Site Manager, Stanford University-Sponsored Adaptive Technology Laboratory, Sixth International World Wide Web Conference, 1997 HONORS AND AWARDS: • Lifetime Honorary Member of the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) • Special researcher on the accessibility of South African tourism product prior to FIFA 2010 guest of Tourism KwaZulu Natal, Gauteng Tourism, and Cape Town Tourism • Visting Journalist Programme Tasmania, guest of Tourism Tasmania, 2004 • Article of the Month, January 2004 , Travelling With a Disability REFERENCES: References available on request 1748 Dalton Place, San Jose, CA 95124 408 267-4751