John Slatin was a well loved and highly respected accessibility advocate and University of Texas professor who died at the end of March after a courageous three year battle with leukemia. Simplified Summary of this Document In John’s obituary in the Austin American-Statesman, one of John’s graduate students was quoted as saying “It was striking that even after blindness and leukemia, he was still happy.”
John’s kindness and contributions to the field of web accessibility have motivated John’s friends and colleagues to develop The John Slatin Fund Accessibility Project to match accessibility experts with firms and companies that would like a brief review of their site for accessibility. In return, the site owner is asked to contribute a minimum of $500 to The John Slatin Fund.
If you have a website that has not been reviewed for accessibility, or that you think needs an accessibility tune-up, this project is a great way to get some important information from a national expert while honoring a hero in the field of accessibility.
The John Slatin Fund Accessibility Project was established to help John’s wife Anna offset the tremendous medical expenses incurred during John’s long illness. The goal of this project is to raise $25,000 for that purpose.