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Re: Inclusive Digital Accessibility World

From: Kevin Chao <kevinchao89@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:07:42 -0700
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To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
The Chao Train and Accessibility Internet Rally (OpenAIR)
September 17, 2014
On 9/7/14, The Chao Train was formally launch. My role is
Volunteer/Community Coordinator.
What is it?
"non-profit skills-based donation service -- all experience from Kevin Chao's:
IDAW accessibility firm;
and PMI mobile stabilization stand hardware 2.0.
These two businesses have been integrated and are core-values in our
Chao Train has expertise in delivering world class Mobile OCR training
and skills in alt media support!!!
These 2 services are absolutely free to anyone who is blind or
visually impaired..."
ON September 16, at 9:04 AM, I received a phone call from Sharron Rush
(Executive Director @Knowbility). Sharron provided this wonderful
"He is a brilliant technologist and successful entrepreneur who is
interested in Knowbility and our mission."
Rush connected me with: Jessica Looney, Community Programs Manager.
The action item was the following:
"Thanks to you both, I am excited to have Kevin on the AIR advisers
and look forward to introducing him to the others this evening."
Jessica informed me "that OpenAIR are in need of a chair for the
mentoring committee".
I responded with:
"I would be honored and privileged to serve as Chair for OpenAIR
Mentoring Committee. I appreciate you asking me about this wonderful

On 9/12/14, Kevin Chao <kevinchao89@gmail.com> wrote:
> Kevin Chao Has Arrived At His Destination
> September 10, 2014
> It's about time that I can finally say that my life feels complete...
> I have retired twice at the age of 24. I invested a lot of energy into
> academia and the financial services, spent lots of energy at an
> educational institution and in the banking world; in July 2014, I took
> out my 401K and pension plans from the University System of Georgia
> and JPMorgan Chase.
> I am engaged with the love of my life with a glamorous house, fancy
> cars, animals as babies...
> All American blonde (French, Irish, and Swedish) woman;
> 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious front/backyards;
> Mercedes E350, Mitsubishi Eclipse;
> Exotic Australian Bird and Poodle/Shih Tzu/Maltez dogs;
> And, we will get married on 10/17/14, exactly a quarter-of-a-century
> after the big earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area...
> ON September 8, 2014, I formed my own not-for-profit organization,
> which is in academia, an educational campaign, an awareness effort for
> those of us who are blind/visually impaired...
> On 9/11/14, Kevin Chao <kevinchao89@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Resurrecting Kevin's Blog After Six Years...
>> August 14, 2014
>> The Summer of 2008 is when my cousin, Michell Gip experimented with
>> Beike Biotech and went in for treatment for an entire month in
>> Qingdao. In May 2009, I went to China to make myself a test subject
>> for stem cell therapy. This was an attempt to create a solution for a
>> problem that I experienced when I was 14. A decade ago, three of my
>> cousin's (10 years old girl, 5 YO boy, and 12 YO boy) on my mother
>> side of the family, and I were diagnosed with: Leber hereditary optic
>> neuropathy (LHON).
>> Since October, 2009, I had Twitter.com/KevinChao89 and handed the
>> Twitter account over to my significant other in June 2014. Our
>> joint-personal Twitter handle is: https://twitter.com/janicem2020 and
>> our business handle is: https://twitter.com/probizmgmt
>> On 10/1/12, I was ask to RSVP - Skype Closed Beta Days 2012.
>> Below is the letter I received:
>> "Dear Beta Tester,
>> Every year we honour those members of our beta test team who have
>> excelled in their participation to join us for a two day technical
>> conference and meet people from all over the globe.
>> We are deeply thankful for your contribution to Skype Beta Program
>> during 2012. And you are cordially invited to 2012 Skype Beta Days.
>> Skype will cover all your travel cost (air flight, hotel) for the
>> event attendance.
>> Event Details
>> Place : Prague, Czech Republic
>> Venue: Radisson Blu, Prague
>> Date: Nov 14 -16"
>> In November, 2012, After working at the Georgia Institute of
>> Technology (job title: Accessibility and Quality Control Specialist)
>> in Atlanta, I founded Inclusive Digital Accessibility World. IDA WORLD
>> is your accessibility consultant providing audits, quality assurance
>> evaluations, and trainings for small businesses, large enterprises,
>> and people with disabilities.
>> Biz Clients: Google, Apple, Microsoft, Skype, CourseSmart, MailChimp,
>> My Blind Spot, Pro Money Image, PayPal, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Braille
>> Works, RSA Security Management, etc.
>> Business Partners: Janice Messier, Lyft, Uber, Michaels Arts & Crafts,
>> Tap Plastics, Niche Business Cafe, Mike May Speaking, 6dot, Intuit,
>> UpperCloud Media, The Michael Hingson Group (Motivational Speaker),
>> etc.
>> In the mix of my business trip to Europe, I had to plan for my work
>> with JPMorgan Chase & Co. as Digital Accessibility SME in San
>> Francisco, CA. My dreams of traveling the world, working for a
>> technology company, and working in Silicon Valley all came true; I
>> felt like I was in paradise!!!
>> For detailed specifics on my career, please see my professional
>> profile on: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinchao89
Received on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 06:08:13 UTC

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