M. Wade Wingler is the Vice President of Technology and Information Services and Security Officer at Easter Seals Crossroads in Indianapolis. He is responsible for the agency’s information technology program and assistive technology service lines. He began working as an assistive technology instructor at Easter Seals Crossroads in 1993. He now oversees assistive technology services and the INDATA Project, a federally funded state-wide assistive technology program for the agency. Wade did his undergraduate work at Butler University, holds an MBA from Indiana State University, is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP), a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEAS), a Certified HIPAA Security Professional (CHSP), and a Certified PCI DSS Security Compliance Professional (CPCIP). He is a well-known speaker at National and International Conferences, is an adjunct professor of assistive technology at Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis, Vincennes University, and Purdue University. He is often a guest lecturer at other universities. He also hosts the popular internet radio program and podcast “Assistive Technology Update” which was listed #1 in its class by About.com.
Wade is the past-chair of the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Disability – City of Indianapolis, the past-president of the Indiana Rehabilitation Association, and serves on a variety of advisory boards for organizations such as the national Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs, the Indiana Traumatic Brain Injury Board, The Human-Computer Interaction Department at the School of Informatics at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, and Indiana Agrability/Breaking New Ground.