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Everett Zufelt

CNIB

Everett is the National Coordinator of Advocacy with CNIB and a freelance web accessibility consultant. Most recently Everett worked with OpenConcept Consulting in Ottawa to assist with the process of improving the accessibility of the Drupal content management system (CMS). Everett has worked for ATRC in the past and continues to casually contribute to ATRC projects.

 

Jan Richards

ATRC, AEGIS

Jan Richards is a User Interface Design Lead at the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC) where he manages ÆGIS (Ontario) (a project that is developing several key pieces of open source accessibility infrastructure) and the Web-Based Teaching Tool (a web-based early screening and intervention website for teachers). He has also been involved with the development of the W3C-WAI Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) and the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG). Jan has also contributed to the development of SignLinking (a technique for creating sign language-based web content).

 

Olive Au

IBM Interactive

Olive Au is a member of the IBM Interaction Design's User Experience team where she specializes in accessibility. As an Accessibility Specialist, she has worked with various clients to ensure the integration of accessibility design standards into their application development processes. In this role, she has worked with usability teams to design accessibility into their wireframes, provided technology recommendations, conducted usability and accessibility tests, provided remediation recommendations, and developed and delivered training to developers. In addition, as a previous member of the Application Maintenance Services team, she has worked with many clients to develop, and support their web applications using J2EE technology. Olive has a Computer Science degree with a concentration in Human Computer Interaction.

 

Stephen Hockema

University of Toronto

I am a member of the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto where I teach an Inclusive Design Laboratory course and do research on various aspects of and issues with "openness" with respect to information. I enjoy collaborating with Jutta and the ATRC, and many of my students end up working in the ATRC.

 

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