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FW: Len Kasday Offficial

From: Katie Haritos-Shea <kshea@apollo.fedworld.gov>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 11:09:22 -0400
To: "_Trace 508 List" <sec508@trace.wisc.edu>, "_Trace U-Access List" <uaccess-l@trace.wisc.edu>, "_W3C ERT" <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>, "_W3C WAI EO" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, "_W3C WAI XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, "_W3C-WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "_W3C-WAI Web Content Access. Guidelines List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: "Judy Brewer" <jbrewer@w3.org>, "Wendy A. Chisholm" <wendy@w3.org>, <janet@w3.org>

-----Original Message-----
From: jknuth [mailto:jknuth@astro.temple.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 10:01 AM
To: kshea@fedworld.gov
Subject: Len Kasday

Hello Katie,

Below is an email message written by Amy Goldman, Project Director of
Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology and Associate Director of
the Institute on Disabilities.  Please disseminate this to everyone who
be interested in receiving it.

Jan Knuth


Dear Friends and Colleagues:

By now you may have heard of the sudden and untimely passing of our dear
colleague Len Kasday on Tuesday, May 15.  Len had had (planned) heart
at the end of April but apparently was recovering well, so we were--and

Len had contributed much to improving web access for persons with
disabilities, and his work was not done...among other things, his "WAVE"
had improved our awareness of the impact a bit of up-front "human judgement"
could have on making web sites as accessible as possible...

There will be a memorial service on Thursday, May 24, 2001 at the Morris
Arboretum in Philadelphia, PA.  (For directions go to
www.upenn.edu/morris/drctns.htm).  People will be assembling beginning at
12:30, and the memorial will be from 1-4 pm.  If you plan on attending,
please contact Alison Carey at the Institute on Disabilities, Temple
215-204-1978, acarey01@temple.edu and let her know if you wish to say a few

I am collecting e-mails (send/forward to me at piat@temple.edu), which are
arriving from literally around the world, to share with his wife, Dr.
Linda Knight.  (If you wish Linda's address, please call me at

Linda has suggested that,in lieu of flowers, people may wish to make a
donation to the charity of their choice, in Len's memory.  We are also
exploring establishing a scholarship but details are not known at this

Please feel free to contact me if you need additional information.

Amy Goldman,
Associate Director
Institute on Disabilities
Temple University

Janice L. Knuth, MSW, LSW
Training Coordinator
Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology
Institute on Disabilities
Temple University
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 423 RA
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215 204-5397
Received on Tuesday, 22 May 2001 11:03:22 UTC

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