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Derek Riemer

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Good Day, I am Derek Riemer. Thank you for visiting my site! These pages and blog posts are specifically designed to give you a feel for my interests, and showcase me as an individual.

Overview of interests

I am interested in human centered computing and accessibility. UniversalDesign is also a passion of mine. I believe that all people have utility to give to society, and that by not designing for unique and diverse audiences, many useful opinions are lost. As a blind individual who grew up in Colorado, I am passionate about the outdoors, and enjoy a whole host of activities related to the outdoors. I've worked on research at the university of Colorado at Boulder, and have industry experience. I also have a portfolio of open source contributions, and random bits of software.

Derek Skiing at Winter Park, Colorado. Photo taken on Pine Cliffs
Pine Cliffs is a run at Winter Park, in Colorado. It is a double black run, with pitches in excess of 50° in places, and is gladed. The run is exciting to ski, because it presents challenges from the sheer steepness, and the fact that it is a mogul run. I am one of very few, if not the only blind person to have skied every run at Winter park, including very challenging runs such as Hole In The Wall, and the Cirque.

To contact me, you can email me, or tweet to me @derekriemer. My email is derek@derekriemer.com

If you want any of the following, you have come to the right place. This portfolio showcases what I have done over the past years and pulls together information on me to a central location. Below is a video from my senior year in high school showing my Super Student of the year award given to me by The city of Arvada and Arvada Media Services.