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Shawn Henry Bio and Photos
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See also: Shawn Lawton Henry at W3C WAI and About Shawn

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Contact Info

Note: The best way to reach me is to call.

Direct telephone: +1.617.395.7664
W3C e-mail: shawn@w3.org
Personal e-mail: shawn@uiAccess.com

W3C MIT CSAIL
32 Vassar Street
Building 32-G528
Cambridge, MA 02319-4307
USA

Main W3C MIT telephone: + 1.617.253.2613
Main W3C MIT fax: + 1.617.258.5999

Name

First/given: Shawn
Middle: Lawton
Last/family: Henry

For publications, I prefer all three: Shawn Lawton Henry

For all else—introductions, reservations, etc.—I use just 2: Shawn Henry

Bios

150 Word Bio, 150A (academic at end)

Shawn Henry focuses her personal passion for accessibility on bringing together the needs of individuals and the goals of organizations in designing human-computer interfaces. Her book Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design offers an approach for developing products that are more usable for everyone.

Shawn leads the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) education and outreach activities promoting web accessibility for people with disabilities. Before joining the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), she developed and implemented strategies to optimize user interface design for usability and accessibility with Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, education providers, government agencies, international standards bodies, and research centers.

Shawn holds a research appointment at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and is an Executive Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. She holds a BSc in English with focus on technical writing and computer science, and an MSc in Digital Inclusion.

150 Word Bio, 150B (informal at end)

Shawn Henry focuses her personal passion for accessibility on bringing together the needs of individuals and the goals of organizations in designing human-computer interfaces. Her book Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design offers an approach for developing products that are more usable for everyone.

Shawn leads the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) education and outreach activities promoting web accessibility for people with disabilities. Before joining the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), she developed and implemented strategies to optimize user interface design for usability and accessibility with Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, education providers, government agencies, international standards bodies, and research centers.

Although Shawn holds a research appointment at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and has a Massachusetts phone number, she isn't a super-geek and she lives in Madison, Wisconsin. When not typing on her little laptop, she is often out paddling her long sea kayak.

100 Word Bio, 100A (W3C at front, no informal bit)

Shawn Henry leads worldwide education and outreach promoting web accessibility for people with disabilities at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Before joining the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), she developed and implemented strategies to optimize user interface design for usability and accessibility with Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, education providers, and research centers. Shawn focuses her personal passion for accessibility on bringing together the needs of individuals and the goals of organizations in designing human-computer interfaces. Her book Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design offers an approach for developing products that are more usable for everyone.

100 Word Bio, 100B (W3C and MIT for academic)

Shawn Henry leads worldwide education and outreach promoting web accessibility for people with disabilities at the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), holds a research appointment at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and holds an MSc in Digital Inclusion. Prior to joining WAI, she consulted with organizations to optimize user interface design for usability and accessibility. Shawn focuses her personal passion for accessibility on bringing together the needs of individuals and the goals of organizations in designing human-computer interfaces. Her book Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design offers an approach for developing products that are more usable for everyone.

100 Word Bio, 100C (W3C in middle, informal bit at end)

Shawn Henry focuses her personal passion for accessibility on bringing together the needs of individuals and the goals of organizations in designing human-computer interfaces. Shawn leads worldwide education and outreach promoting web accessibility for people with disabilities at the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). She has worked for Fortune 500, nonprofit, education, and research organizations to optimize user interface design for usability and accessibility. Her book Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design offers an approach for developing products that are more usable for everyone. When not typing on her little laptop, Shawn is often paddling her long sea kayak.

50 Word Bio, 50A (WAI second)

Shawn focuses her personal passion for accessibility on bringing together the needs of individuals and the goals of organizations in designing human-computer interfaces, including through Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design. She leads education and outreach promoting accessibility for people with disabilities at the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

50 Word Bio, 50B (WAI first)

Shawn leads education and outreach promoting accessibility for people with disabilities at the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). She focuses her personal passion for accessibility on bringing together the needs of individuals and the goals of organizations in designing human-computer interfaces, including through Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design.


Photos of Various Sizes

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Up-to-date as of February 2014