About the Authors

Geoff Freed

Geoff is the project manager of the Web Access Project at the CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at the WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston, MA. Geoff has a long history in access technology, beginning as a caption writer at The Caption Center in 1985 and, in 1989, as the manager of external captioning projects. Upon joining NCAM in 1991, Geoff supervised the creation and administration of CC University, a program to teach public television stations to caption their own local programming. Geoff began work on the Web Access Project in 1996, developing and testing methods to make the Web and multimedia more accessible to users who are blind or deaf.

Geoff can be reached via e-mail at Geoff_Freed@wgbh.org

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Chuck Letourneau

Chuck is the president of and principal consultant for Starling Access Services, a company that specializes in accessible Web site design, site evaluations, and training. Chuck has been involved with the Web Accessibility Initiative since its official launch in April, 1997. He is co-chair (with Dr. Gregg Vanderheiden of the Trace R&D Center) of the WAI Page Author Guidelines working group, and is very active in the Education and Outreach working group. Chuck is also the secretary of the Assistive Devices Industry Association of Canada.

Chuck can be reached via e-mail at cpl@starlingweb.com.

More information about Starling Access Services can be found on their Web site.

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