David is founder and CEO. He has a PhD in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, but turned to developing assistive technology after a friend of his became paralyzed in a car accident and needed an on-screen keyboard for his Mac. Founded in 2000, AssistiveWare has grown to be the world-wide leader in Universal Access and communication solutions for Mac and iOS.
Martijn is CTO. He met David in high school many years ago. After studying Cognitive Sciences he developed exhibits at Science Center Nemo in Amsterdam. Later he founded his own business “Hoofdwerk”. In 2010 he joined AssistiveWare as a partner bringing to the table a wealth of experience in web development and product design.
Rosa is one of the three AssistiveWare partners, together with David and Martijn. She has a PhD in Social Anthropology and continues to write about interethnic relations with a focus on Eastern Europe.
Jennifer is VP of Clinical Development. She became a Speech-Language Pathologist in 1999, after 14 years as a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard. Jennifer specializes in AAC for children and adults with a wide variety of communication disorders, and has provided AAC services in school, hospital, clinic, home, and adult day program settings.
Kit is a member of the Support Team, living in Seattle. She graduated from UC San Diego with a B.S. in Cognitive Science and has been involved in disability rights advocacy for over a decade. She enjoys working at AssistiveWare because it enables her to combine some of her favorite aspects of both of these worlds.
Núria is an experienced software developer. Over the years she has gained insight into the complexity of team dynamics and process improvement, and has become a strong advocate of collaborative working approaches. Núria comes from Barcelona (Spain) and lives in Amsterdam.
Enrique is a member of the Marketing Team as well as the Support Team. He offers customer support for both French and Spanish. Enrique loves to help others, and truly believes that education is the only way to grow. Enrique is also a musician, playing guitar, drums and many other instruments. He was born and raised in Madrid (Spain).
Joe is a member of our Support Team and lives in the state of New York. Having Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Joe uses AssistiveWare's virtual on-screen keyboard, KeyStrokes, to access his Mac and has been involved with several AssistiveWare projects over the years. With his remarkable eye for detail and instinct for helping others, he supports the entire Team in their daily work.
Andrea lives in Amsterdam and is our Office Manager, who also takes on the challenge of doing AssistiveWare's finances and Human Resource Management. After studying Sociology, she worked for several years in the cultural field. She enjoys working for AssistiveWare because of the variety of her job and meaningful goals of the company.
Dean is a senior user experience designer. Originally from Blackpool, England, he now calls Amsterdam his home. A passionate advocate for creating universal accessible design solutions, which he enjoys putting into practice at AssistiveWare.
Pam is a member of both the Support and Marketing Teams, and is AssistiveWare's social media guru. She brings more than two decades of experience as mother, caregiver and advocate for her adult son with significant disabilities, including complex communication challenges. Pam has completed the Assistive Technology Application Certificate Program (ATACP).
Amanda is a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 18 years experience working in schools and with families and as a technology consultant. All this has led to a passion for working with children and young adults with disabilities and learning difficulties. She loves sharing what she knows about Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Literacy!
Joop is a web developer with a passion for usability and accessibilty. He works on improving and maintaining the websites of AssistiveWare. Aside from his role as a web developer, Joop is also part of AssistiveWare's Marketing Team. He is very actively involved in our marketing strategy as well as daily marketing activities.
Marcel studied graphic design at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. As AssistiveWare's graphic designer he is part of the Marketing Team, and takes care of all our visual communications. If he is not busy behind his Mac, he is probably beating Marco in the squash-arena or roaming the roads on his Beemer motorcycle.
Sandor is a senior developer, originally from Hungary. He likes to use his skills as a developer to create things both useful and meaningful. With his positive approach to life, he always tries to find humor in every situation. Sandor is a hobby musician and plays the guitar.
Sylwia is a senior developer. Originally from Poland, she lived in Spain for 12 years before moving to the Netherlands. Sylwia treats developing as a craft so she always tries to write clean, smart code, which sometimes leads to forgetting there is life outside. Sylwia loves coding, Mac computers, learning new things and her cats.
Marco is an independent videographer and the author of AssistiveWare's video productions. Marco visits families and schools around the world to capture the stories and experiences of assistive technology users to inspire others in similar situations. Marco studied fine arts at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He is also an independent recording artist.
José is originally from Valencia in Spain, where he worked in assistive technology research at Universidad de València for five years. He joined the AssistiveWare team as a product designer. José loves Indie movies and photography.
Aileen is member of the Support Team, living in Australia. She teaches sign language and has a certificate in Language (Auslan). Aileen is also the author of a number of sign language books and resources. Aileen's daughter has Down Syndrome and a hearing impairment. She uses sign language together with Proloquo2Go to communicate.
Nate is a trainer, AV specialist and is a Support Team member. He ensures our webinars run smoothly and post-processes them for iTunes. Nate has a MEd in Special Education from the University of San Diego. His intent is to expose and train individuals at the youngest age possible utilizing all available assistive technology.
Anne is a member of both the Marketing and Support Teams. She loves languages, which led to a study in International Business & Languages. Anne enjoys traveling around the world providing training and supporting our international customers. The versatility of work is exactly why she appreciates working at AssistiveWare.