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Introduction of an EOWG New Joiner

From: Fernando, Anthony <anthony.fernando@pearson.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:14:28 +0530
Message-ID: <CAHSFJ5njbN0C3usn4+mnz=hxUORK33sXGWkDJ0O=iFrZGe29xw@mail.gmail.com>
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Hi Friends,


Iím Anthony Fernando, and I recently joined EOWG as a Pearson representative.


Iím presently working as an Accessibility Specialist for Pearson Lanka
(Based in Sri Lanka <http://www.srilanka.travel/index.php?route=common/home>)



My responsibility is to review all the sites for accessibility ĎAAí
conformance, that goes out of Sri Lanka office and to help the development
teams and testers to make sites accessible.


I joined Pearson as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer and later my
passion for accessibility made me become the one and only accessibility
specialist in Pearson Lanka, may be the only Accessibility Specialist in my
country.


In Sri Lanka there is no proper legal framework established yet to allow
equal access to differently abled people, and community is less aware of
the rights of differently abled people. But as an Individual Iím trying my
best to help differently abled people in Sri Lanka. I took the initiative
to employ 2 visually challenged people to Pearson Lanka as Accessibility
Testers.


Further I took leadership to make Pearson Learning Studio product
accessible.


I have obtained a BSc in IS (MMU) and an MBA from the University of Wales.
Iím married and blessed with 2 little princesses in age 2 & 4. I love
playing the guitar and enjoy singing with my friends at leisure. As a hobby
I collect paper money and coins.

I take this as a much valued opportunity and Iím looking forward to work
with all of you.

Kind Regards,

*Anthony Fernando*

*Accessibility Specialist*, *MBA (UOW)*

Pearson Lanka | M:+94-773-925755 | Mobile Map : (8)7818
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