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Sad news regarding John Slatin, highly-regarded Web accessibility expert and advocate

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 09:39:32 -0400
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20080325134059.2785C4F01E@homer.w3.org>

WAI mourns the passing of John Slatin, who was Co-Chair of the Web 
Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group in 2005 and 
2006. Through his persistence, patience, and keen insight, John 
contributed greatly to the field of accessibility, especially to the 
development of the WCAG 2.0. He will be fondly remembered and greatly 
missed by his colleagues at W3C/WAI and in the broader accessibility community.

For those who want more information, John and his wife Anna have 
chronicled his experiences on his blog "Leukemia Letters" at 
http://leukemialetters.blogspot.com/ , and information about services 
will be posted there.


- Judy

Judy Brewer, Director, Web Accessibility Initiative
Shawn Henry, WAI Outreach Coordinator

Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/CSAIL Building 32-G526
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA 
Received on Tuesday, 25 March 2008 13:41:35 UTC

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