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Paul SHAW has been involved in the ELT field for 20 years. He has worked as a freelance writer, project manager and editor for International ELT publishers and also as an academic advisor, trainer, seminar speaker and examiner. He was also Chair of TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece for two terms. Shaw is the founder of Disabled Access Friendly after becoming a wheelchair user himself and spends a lot of his time, with the team, helping to raise awareness of equality and diversity for people with mobility disability. He has written several articles on the subject, which have been published both in the ELT and mainstream press. 

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Katie QUARTANO has a background in business administration and tourism and has worked in this field in Canada, France, the USA, Switzerland and Greece.  Quartano was employed for 13 years by Swissair and Austrian Airlines, in Thessaloniki, Greece.  She currently works for the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.  In parallel, she is a qualified teacher of EFL and has worked as an oral examiner for Cambridge ESOL and the Hellenic American Union for many years. She has been involved in the Disabled Access Friendly campaign since its inception, and has written several articles on issues of mobility disability, which have been published in the ELT press in Greece and abroad.

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Effie NABHAN has been involved in teaching and social work for the past 35 years. Most recently, Nabhan was responsible for the social welfare service at CEDEFOP (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) in Thessaloniki, Greece, for 13 years. Before that, she was a coordinator in the External Academic Programs of Anatolia College. Prior to that, she was employed in Indiana, USA as a teacher and social worker in the public school systems. She served as a founding board member of both the ethnic Food-for-Good Festival of Thessaloniki and the Thessaloniki Organisation for Women's Employment and Resources (TOWER).  She is presently a volunteer for the Cancer Patients Association of Macedonia-Thrace.





























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