I am very happy to be joining this team. It is humbling to be able to address so many accomplished experts and advocates for accessibility. I look forward to talking with each of you and hopefully one day soon meeting in person.

An encounter with a man using a screen reader at a business meeting in September 2018 started me on the journey that has led to this email. The speed at which this gentleman listened shocked me, but what shocked me more was this overwhelming realization that I had never considered the perspective of people with disabilities throughout my career. A few days after that meeting I turned my energy and focus toward making the web accessible for everyone and it’s been the most rewarding work of my life.

I am a proud co-founder of Accessibility Shield. We help companies with usability and compliance services, but what sets us apart is our program to train and certify people with disabilities to become professional website testers. This effort has introduced me to some inspirational people who have changed my life and changed the conversation we have with business owners about accessibility.

I believe the next great innovation on the web will be rooted in accessibility. I believe that innovation, whatever it is, will make the world a better place. I also believe that innovation will come from an individual who is struggling to overcome a personal and difficult challenge in their own life. That struggle will serve as the catalyst that moves us forward. I think this because that is how we got to where we are today.

If you’d like to hear more about that please visit the link below to an event I participated in with Comcast a few weeks ago. Thank you for having me on this team and I look forward to talking with you all!

Jason McKee
Chief Marketing Officer
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