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From: Helen Burge <helen.burge@deque.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 10:51:02 +0100
Message-ID: <CAPYygY4RaX05ve1QJsGw6OMREF_8nFwzCioWo7HuvGutXTqACA@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Hello Everyone,

I'm excited to have joined EOWG and am looking forward to being a proactive
member.  I have to admit, I have read several other introduction emails and
am in awe of all of you. I wanted to join EOWG because I like training
people and humanising the checkpoints to be relatable.

I was first interested in making websites and applications accessible from
witnessing the struggle of my blind friend trying to turn on her music
player.  She needed a tool (me) to give the media player focus and it
seemed daft that a simple task blocked her from listening to music when she
wanted.  My first experience of accessibility testing was ADA tests with
JAWS for Oracle in 2001. Since those early days I learnt a lot through
talking to users affected by inaccessible offerings, and, working on my own
knowledge through courses and self learning.

I have worked on accessibility in all of my roles as a tester until 2013
when I immersed myself completely by creating an accessibility offering for
Applause. I am now working for Deque Systems Inc, where I aim to continue
learning and growing by joining EOWG!

I look forward to e-meeting you all soon.
Regards,
Helen

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Helen Burge | Senior Accessibility Consultant | +44796-748-1296

Deque Systems - Accessibility for Good

deque.com
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