New member introduction: Barry McMullin

Hi Folks -

I'm Barry McMullin, and I'm delighted to have been invited to
become a member of EOWG.

I'm a lecturer in the School of Electronic Engineering at Dublin
City University (DCU) in Ireland.  I'm also affiliated with the
Research Institution for Networks and Communications Engineering
based here at DCU. (We abbreviate that to R.I.N.C.E. but
pronounce it with a hard C - so "rink-ah"...) I direct what is
called the "eAccess" lab.  We have mainly worked on large scale
automated accessibility evaluations - with all the benefits and
serious limitations that that is subject to.  We are also
interested in novel user-agent and authoring tool technologies.

My participation in EOWG is directly enabled by support from the
European Union through a project called "Support-EAM".  This is a
rather short term project (due to finish end March 2006) which is
investigating the establishment of a Europe-wide web
accessibility "mark" (based, of course, on conformance to WCAG).
I'm also currently involved in some work with the Irish National
Disability Authority on developing support resources for
accessibility evaluation; and am contributing to a UK-based
activity on assessing web accessibility practice and policy
across the European Union.

Here is a URL for the eAccess lab:

I hope that I will be able to contribute generally to the work
programme of EOWG, but I guess I have a particular interest
in the Evaluation Suite.

Looking forward to working with you all.

Best regards - Barry.

Received on Thursday, 19 May 2005 23:29:04 UTC