AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry has named Rene Requenez of Edinburg to the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities.

The council works to ensure that all Texans with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to be independent, productive and valued members of their communities.

Requenez is an active volunteer and founder of Access Granted. He is a member of the Consumer Direction Workgroup and an accessibility tester for Adobe, the Microsoft Corporation and Ensemble Studios. Requenez received a bachelorís degree from the University of Texas Pan American.