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Sad news -- William Loughborough, Web accessibility advocate

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 06:57:04 -0500
Message-ID: <4BBF1610.5060803@w3.org>
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Dear EOWG participants,

Let's fondly remember William's contributions to accessibility and to EOWG. Here's to carrying on the work.

Some bits by and about William:
* WebGeezer http://www.boobam.org/webgeezermild.htm
* Photo from our "photo shoot" at the EOWG meeting in 2008 http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/photos
* Photo with TimBL http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsnedders/2964101064/
* Geezer's Sermons http://william-loughborough.blogspot.com/
* home page http://w3.gorge.net/love26/

And a web search will lead to you more.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Sad news -- William Loughborough, Web accessibility advocate
Resent-Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2010 21:58:59 +0000
Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2010 17:58:21 -0400
From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear All,

The Web Accessibility Initiative mourns the passing of William 
Loughborough, a tireless advocate for accessibility since before the 
beginning of WAI. Over the years William contributed energetically 
and enthusiastically across all areas of WAI's work, from raising 
awareness to helping ensure a technical foundation that supports 
accessibility, never hesitating to ask questions and exhort those 
around him to make the Web truly accessible for people with 
disabilities. William constantly challenged stereotypes of older Web 
users as less technically literate and adventurous, and reminded us 
that age need not keep one away from the joys of technology.

William, thanks for all your contributions. We'll miss you!


- Judy

Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/CSAIL Building 32-G526
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA 
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