Bonnie Robinson Retires from CCIDS

Our friend and colleague, Bonnie Robinson, retired on January 6, 2024 after 22 years of service to CCIDS and the University of Maine. From 1999-2001, Bonnie worked as a graduate assistant on the Center’s Maine Adolescent Transition Partnership project. This work was personal as it coincided with her son’s transition, as well. Bonnie was hired full-time as a research associate in 2001 and early in her career worked on the Maine Works for Youth! and the Maine Employment Curriculum projects.

Later in her career, under the leadership of her CCIDS colleague Alan Parks, Bonnie developed her expertise in creating inclusive online environments and universally designed information to meet the needs of the Center’s multiple and diverse audiences, including people with disabilities and their families.

Bonnie assumed the lead on maintaining the accessibility of the CCIDS website and other “CCIDS-affiliated” project websites as well. She remained among the most knowledgeable professionals on campus in web accessibility and served by invitation on the University of Maine’s Web Advisory Committee.

Bonnie’s expertise also included the production of accessible publications and posters for many CCIDS projects and partnerships over the years. Always generous with her time, she shared her knowledge of accessible poster design not only with her colleagues, but with the Center’s undergraduate and graduate students preparing for capstone projects or their first professional presentations at peer-reviewed events.

We are so grateful to have had Bonnie as a colleague and wish her all the best in retirement!