Posts Tagged ‘Jim Thatcher’

Web accessibility and coming of age

Knowbility is 13 years old.  Founded in February of 1999, we have become a teenager. It’s often an awkward age for people, and lately I’ve wondered if Knowbility might also be subject to the same common struggles.  Who are we?  Who do we want to be? How do we fit in with the rest of […]

Everything you need to know about web accessibility

Join us in San Diego! What could be nicer than San Diego in February?  Great weather, world class web accessibility training and a 50% discount to the CSUN conference too! Register Now Register Now for Knowbility’s world-renowned AccessU program, offered in Feb 27th and 28th in collaboration with the 27th Annual International Technology and Persons […]

Knowbility, AIR and September 11, 2001

Our local NPR station, the daily paper and countless other media spigots are asking for remembrances of 9/11.   As my mind goes back to that day and I allow the political to fall away, what I remember is the Accessibility Internet Rally for Austin (AIR-Austin). At that time AIR was kicking off its fourth year […]

Jim Thatcher receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the 26th Annual CSUN Conference

Nearly 200 people gathered to recognize Jim Thatcher‘s unparalleled contributions to technology access on May 17th at the CSUN Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego.  The occasion was an award from Jim’s peers to honor a life dedicated to ensuring technology access for people with disabilities.  Leading accessibility advocates and practitioners led […]

Dedication of AccessU to John Slatin

Here is the text of the opening dedication of the 2008 AccessU, renamed to honor our beloved colleague and mentor, Dr. John Slatin who died in March. Following these remarks, Jim Allan and Jim Thatcher unfurled a banner with the new conference title. That banner now resides on the John Slatin AccessU web site. Good […]