Matt May



Speaking engagements

30 November 2004: Gilbane Content Management Technologies Conference
Keynote panel: "Open" Document Formats, XHTML vs. HTML, XSL vs. CSS & Other Industry Debates

Current Work

Team contact, Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) Working Group
The AUWG is working on guidelines for helping tools such as HTML editors (FrontPage, Dreamweaver, GoLive), multimedia tools (QuickTime, Premiere, Final Cut Pro), and content management systems (including blogging tools) to produce accessible content.
Team contact, User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) Working Group
The UAWG is developing test suites to assist developers of user agents (a term which includes Web browsers as well as search systems like Apple's Sherlock and other means of accessing Web content) in evaluating their products for compliance with UAAG. The UAWG is also reformulating in order to design a next-generation set of guidelines.
Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG)
I am the acting staff contact for the PFWG, which works on making sure that Web protocols and document formats are designed with accessibility in mind.
Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG)
I am working with the EOWG on a project to redesign the WAI site, including navigation and style. I also work with the W3C communications team on the main W3C home page.
W3C liaison, Accessibility Forum
The Accessibility Forum develops documents to support purchasing departments in the United States government in complying with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which requires, among other things, that government-run or -contracted Web sites meet standards of accessibility.

On the back burner

Here are a few other things I've been thinking about:


I keep a weblog on a variety of topics, including accessibility, at

Accessibility Help