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RE: Introduction to EOWG

From: Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo <emmanuelle@sidar.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:17:13 +0100
To: "'Reinaldo Ferraz'" <reinaldo@nic.br>, <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <006401d00425$0b8dd550$22a97ff0$@sidar.org>
Bem-vindo Reinaldo :-)

Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo
Patrono y Directora General
Fundación Sidar - Acceso Universal
Email: coordina@sidar.org
Personal: Emmanuelle@sidar.org
Web: http://sidar.org

-----Mensaje original-----
De: Reinaldo Ferraz [mailto:reinaldo@nic.br] 
Enviado el: miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2014 19:08
Para: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Asunto: Introduction to EOWG

Dear EOWG members

I have just joined the group and would like to introduce myself.

My name is Reinaldo Ferraz. I work for W3C Brazil Office (hosted by
NIC.br/CGI.br in São Paulo) as a Web Development Specialist . My first
contact with the Web was in 1995 and in 1998 I developed my first webpage
(with a huge image with 100 Kb at the homepage in a dial up connection
world) and since 2000 I have been working formerly with web development. I
started to work as web developer at NIC.br/CGI.br in 2004

I started to hear about web accessibility in 2007, in a conference in Brazil
when a group of specialists showed a video about the theme. When the WCAG
2.0 was released in 2008 I started to study the documentation to implement
in the company website.

I was invited to be part of the W3C Brazil Office team in 2011 and since
them, I've been working to spread in Brazil the W3C Standards, specially the
Web Accessibility Standards (WCAG and ARIA). Our main victory was to get the
WCAG 2 in portuguese as an authorized translation last month, coordinated by
the office in Brazil in partnership with the team responsible for the
european-portuguese version of the document.

Web Accessibility is a key topic in Brazil. The government and CGI.br
(Brazilian Internet Steering Committee) are aware about this topic,
specially because the official number of people with disabilities is more
than 45 million people (approximately 24% of the brazilian population).

It's a pleasure to be part of this group. I met some members during the last
TPAC, and I hope I can help, contribute and specially learn with this
working group.

Best Regards
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