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Re: Cathy O'Connor of paypal?

From: Nigel Peck <np.lists@sharphosting.uk>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:00:16 -0500
To: Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <be0d78df-6dae-2d21-8304-8a422a33035e@sharphosting.uk>

She has a Twitter account at:

And is presenting at FluentConf in June (according to her Tweets) so she 
seems very much real. Perhaps try contacting her through Twitter?

On 25/04/2017 12:52, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> A while back when I first started sharing new access issues with paypal, 
> someone  suggested I discover the person responsible for accessibility 
> there.
> I have a name, a linked-in  profile, even a job description.  However 
> none of the at least 25 Paypal supervisors with whom i have had 
> discussions over the past several months, know her, or can reach her if 
> a customer is meeting with an accessibility issue.
> My latest? The previously functional from the keyboard button on invoice 
> forms labeled pay now, is coded as harmless.  Doing nothing when using 
> an enter key in elinks.  a browser that is more java script friendly 
> then others like links or certainly lynx, all of which are distributed 
> in Linux packages like Ubuntu.
> I will place her information below.
> https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathy-o-connor-407a56
> Cathy O'Connor
> Program Manager, Accessibility at PayPal
> Program Manager, Accessibility
> PayPal
> November 2014 ~V Present )|PayPal
> Keeping PayPal products and services accessible to people of all
> abilities.
> Make sure product managers, designers and developers understand
> why accessibility is important by using simulations and assistive
> technology to gain first-hand experience of how people use
> computers differently in our accessibility showcase.
> Provide consulting, training and tools to make it as easy as
> possible for teams to design, develop and deliver products that
> can be used by as many people as possible.
> Given her job description,  why is there no way to report the issues she 
> is paid to address?  Granted the simulations sentence concerns me, 
> reading a bit like pretending to experience a disability.  I find it 
> difficult to understand how someone could secure this job knowing noting 
> of...
> www.w3c.org/wai
> Anyone know if she  is a real person?
> Thanks,
> Karen
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