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OUR MISSION

The mission of the International Institute of SPORT (IIOS) is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities in the less economically developed countries worldwide.

WHO WE ARE

We are a non-profit advocating for the disabled in areas of public access, education, integration, job skills, physical rehabilitation, therapeutic recreation and disaster relief. We are educators, artists, administrators and professionals. We are also networkers and are grateful for our partners.

WHAT WE DO

We engage children and adults in art projects geared to developing an understanding of disability.  We help rehabilitate and train disabled athletes for the Paralympics. We help disabled people become employees and business owners. We provide art supplies, medical supplies and mobility devices. We represent disabled artists in the world art market. We advocate for the disabled in business and government affairs to help secure access to jobs and transportation.


Susan Cozad - Director of Accessibility Programs


Susan Cozad

Susan Cozad has a heart for the disabled community and is eager to help Dr. Sorrells and IIOS advocate for people with disabilities in Haiti and around the world.

Susan retired fro the State of Texas in Sptember, 2010. Her recent positions as the Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) Accessibility Coordinator for the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) and as the Texas Statewide Accessibility Coordinator make her well-qualified to help IIOS. In those positions she worked closely with state agencies, institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, state vendors, and the Texas Governor’s Committee with People with Disabilities to actively promote awareness that information available electronically must be published in an accessible format to ensure it is available to Texans of all abilities and disabilities. Her duties included facilitating statewide outreach activities, amending Texas accessibility legislation, and providing technical support to state agencies and institutions of higher education to help them comply with the state and federal accessibility laws.

While at DIR Susan served as the first chairperson of the Electric and Information Resources Accessibility Council of Texas. The Council works on behalf of DIR serving as an interagency work group to promote the ongoing improvement of the methods by which state agencies make electronic and information resources accessible to all state employees and the public.

Susan’s public service career started as a systems analyst with Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) where she worked with the agency’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy officers to develop state HIPAA privacy policies and staff online training. During her last year with HHSC she served as their interim Information Security Officer (ISO), collaborating with the information security officers from other state agencies to develop enterprise-wide security training, policies, and best practices to help agencies comply with federal and state laws.

Prior to her employment with the state of Texas, Susan taught elementary school in Redondo Beach, California and El Paso, Texas. Following her years as a stay-at-home mom, she entered the private sector as a technical writer in the information technology department at NEC Electronics in Roseville, California where she became the lead over the quality assurance and web development teams on special projects. It was during this time that she served one year as the president of the Sacramento chapter of the Society for Technical Communication before moving back to Texas.

Susan has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University with post-graduate work in guidance and counseling from UCLA and Pepperdine University in California.