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Introducing Myself

From: Cliff Tyllick <cliff.tyllick@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 15:48:10 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <534109.94269.qm@web112516.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: W3C EO Working Group <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
I've been contributing occasionally from a distance for some time, so some of 
you are familiar with me, but now that I am formally a member of the Education 
and Outreach Working Group, let me give you just a bit more information about 

In my day job, I work as the Web usability assessment coordinator for the Texas 
Commission on Environmental Quality. Under "other tasks as required," I've spent 
most of my time the last two or three years teaching our employees how to create 
accessible content. And in my spare time, I have participated online in the 
effort to make Drupal a highly accessible content management system. (I am one 
of the three coordinators of the Drupal accessibility group.)

I'm also a member of the Usability Professionals' Association — if you were at 
either the Portland, Oregon, or Munich, Germany, conference, perhaps we met! 
From that standpoint, I have focused on how to make authoring tools more usable 
with respect to the task of creating accessible documents.

Of course, Drupal is one of the authoring tools I've worked on, but I hope 
you're also at least aware of the Accessibility tab for Microsoft Word 2007 and, 
for those who, like many governmental agencies, are still using Word 2003, the 
Accessibility toolbar. Those are my babies.

(These are for the Windows versions; I've found it a challenge to create the 
same for the Mac versions.)

I look forward to working with you to make it easier for everyone to understand 
what accessibility is and the steps they can take to achieve it.

Best regards,
Cliff Tyllick

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