Picutre of Denis AnsonDenis Anson graduated from the University of Washington in 1980 with a bachelor's degree of occupational therapy. In 1983, he received a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Washington. He worked in adult physical disabilities for six years, and was a lecturer in the Division of Occupational Therapy at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington for nine years. In August, 1997, he became an Assistant Professor at College Misericordia in Dallas, Pennsylvania, and in 2005, became the Director of Research and Development of the Assistive Technology Research Institute.

Denis Anson has been actively involved in computer and assistive technology applications for rehabilitation for over two decades. He has international recognition for his expertise in the application of assistive technology to occupational therapy and the process of rehabilitation. He has presented numerous papers at national, regional, and state conferences on assistive technology. He was one of the founding members of the Tech-SIS board, is a past member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT), and for 8 years published a newsletter on the use of computers in Occupational Therapy (The OT's Computer). He is a past-member of the RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America) Board of Directors and Meetings Committee, and, for more than a decade has coordinated the Computer Technology Lab at the RESNA annual conference. In addition to his many publications on assistive technology, he is the author of Alternative Computer Access: A Guide to Selection. In 2003, he was honored for his work in the field of assistive technology by being made a RESNA Fellow, the highest honor of that organization.  In 2004, he was the Cliff Brubaker Lecturer at University of Pittsburgh, and in 2006, was inducted into the RESNA Hall of Fellows.