2 Apr 2008 4 pm eastern

The John Slatin Fund Accessibility Project

The John Slatin Fund Accessibility Project matches accessibility experts with 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.

John was a wonderful man and a friend. This project will raise awareness of accessibility and help his wife Anna cover some of the expenses associated with his long illness. Spread the word.

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13 Responses to “The John Slatin Fund Accessibility Project”

  1. Ian Lloyd said on

    This is an absolutely superb idea, and John truly was a top man. Very sad to hear the news when lost the long battle against leukemia but it’s great to learn of something like this to honour his name.

  2. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    Our friend Andrew Kirkpatrick hatched the plan to honor John, help Anna, and spread some good accessibility sunshine.

  3. Ian Lloyd said on

    Duly blogged at Accessify. Spread the word, accessibility twonks!

  4. amber simmons said on

    Man, I didn’t even know he died, and I still have ties to UT where he taught. Thanks for letting us know.

  5. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    Have a look at the accessibility experts who have signed up so far.

    Impressive!

  6. Ryan Williams said on

    I’ve never seen his Leukemia Letters blog before. That’s really quite a powerful piece of the internet there, with the original posts from John in 2005 about positive medical results and such slowly transitioning into Anna doing all the posts about his increasingly degenerating condition, and eventually his death.

    I definitely think the fund is a good idea and I hope it helps.

  7. Mike Cherim said on

    According to email exchanges among the volunteers, what is needed now is a big push to get companies to sign-up for an evaluation. There are many expert volunteers now so the other half of the pairing is what’s really needed at this point.

  8. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    Those of us in client services can help by suggesting to our past clients that they take advantage of this offer.

  9. Mike Cherim said on

    Those of us in client services can help by suggesting to our past clients that they take advantage of this offer.

    Great idea.

  10. Todd Libby said on

    Jeffrey,

    Is there anything that I could put up on my website as far as something a visitor could click to send a donation to? On that topic, I’ve been spreading the word about it and is there a place donations can be sent also? I’d like to donate a little bit if I could.

  11. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    Is there anything that I could put up on my website as far as something a visitor could click to send a donation to? On that topic, I’ve been spreading the word about it and is there a place donations can be sent also? I’d like to donate a little bit if I could.

    Todd, that’s very nice of you. It doesn’t seem to be set up for direct donations, but I’ll ask.

  12. The John Slatin Fund Accessibility Project - Accessites.org said on

    [...] Please consider doing this. If those who can help spread the load, it’ll be beneficial to all. And, as Jeffrey Zeldman wrote, Spread the Word. [...]

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