W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

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Web Accessibility Specialist

Contact Information

e-mail: cooper@w3.org
fax: +1.617.258.5999
postal mail: Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C
MIT/CSAIL Building 32-G528
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA


Accessibility specialist within the Web Accessibility Initiative and Team Contact to:


Michael joined the W3C in June 2006 as a Web Accessibility Specialist with the Web Accessibility Initiative. Michael is the Team Contact for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group, which develops authoring guidelines and techniques to create accessible content; and for the Protocols and Formats Working Group, which supports the W3C to make new Web technologies accessible and develops accessibility practices.

Prior to joining W3C, Michael worked at Watchfire as Accessibility Product Manager, responsible for automated and tool-assisted manual accessibility evaluation software. He focused on supporting harmonized international standards via this software and supported customers to achieve those standards. Previously Michael was the product manager at CAST for Bobby, an early accessibility evaluation tool which was purchased by Watchfire in 2002. At CAST he also worked on technical approaches to providing self-adaptive learning materials for students with disabilities. Before entering the field of Web accessibility, Michael worked in the disability services office at the University of Denver, providing academic accommodations and technical training for students with disabilities.

Michael holds a Master of Education degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Denver.

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