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I have been developing accessible, effective user interfaces for the Web since 1993, as well as interfaces for multimedia and software applications. With a focus on standards and accessibility, I ensure software and web-based applications can be utilized by users with varying levels of ability on a wide array of platforms.
I am vice president at Algonquin Studios, which I co-founded in 1998. I have been responsible for bridging the gap between the worlds of design and technology.
I serve as an invited expert in the W3C HTML Working Group, the standards body responsible for developing HTML, and am also part of the W3C Accessibility Task Force.
I am a founding member and contributor to evolt.org, a community, mailing list and web site made up of web professionals from around the globe who share their knowledge and experience in web development.
I have written articles for trade journals, web sites, and participated as an author and editor on several books published by Glasshaus, including Web Graphics for Non-Designers, Cascading Style Sheets and Usability: The Site Speaks for Itself. I have also acted as a technical editor for the same publisher and for developer web sites. My work has been cited in many books and articles on usability, accessibility, and interface design.
I earned my bachelor's degree in Media Study at the State University of New York at Buffalo.