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Monday, July 27, 2009

 

Sendero GPS Inventor Mike May meets with President Obama

Davis, CA. Sendero CEO Mike May was at the White House for the 3rd time in 2009, this time to meet privately with President Obama and members of his cabinet as well as to attend the signing ceremony for the 19th anniversary of ADA and the UN adoption of the disability act for 52 countries. Mike May said, "It was exciting to be part of this small group from the disability community and to meet the president. I feel a huge responsibility being part of this historic dialog. There are so many possibilities to explore on the technology frontier and I hope my, Always-a-Way perspective can be instrumental in creating substantive progress for blind and disabled people worldwide. This is a president that embodies hope more than any other and I left Washington very inspired."

Group that met with President Obama, Mike and Miguel are pictured at the head of the table
Obama circulating the room, back of Mike pictured

Mike May has been a pioneer in new product and business development in a variety of industries for over 25 years. His story is told in the bestseller Crashing Through including his stem cell transplant and recovery of some vision after 43 years of total blindness. May founded the Sendero Group in January 2000 to make GPS technology and location information accessible to those who can't read print signs. He has been on many nonprofit boards and now serves on the boards of the Society for the Blind and the Seeing Eye.


Visit the Sendero website to see the summary of the meeting

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