The Yuri Rubinsky Insight Foundation

The Yuri Rubinsky Insight Foundation (YRIF) is dedicated to bringing together workers from a broad spectrum of disciplines to stimulate research and development of technologies which will ensure access to information of all kinds. Recognizing that capabilities are limited in various ways, it seeks to achieve, to the fullest extent possible, equality of access for all.

The Foundation is dedicated to commemorating the genius of the late Yuri Rubinsky, co-founder of SoftQuad, Inc. (HoTMetaL Pro)., former chairman of the SGML Open consortium and world reknown for his work in furthering the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) and the HyperText Markup Language (HTML).

With offices in Canada and the United States, the YRIF is an international, nonprofit foundation already influencing major areas of publishing technology including the World Wide Web and standard print publishing. In an effort to promote awareness involving publishing accessibility, the YRIF, in collaboration with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is a very proud sponsor of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

The YRIF Mission Statement

To commemorate the legacy and genius of Yuri Rubinsky we will:

YRIF Outreach Programs

If you would like to contribute, contact Mike Paciello or send your donation to:

For the United States:
The Yuri Rubinsky Insight Foundation
131 D.W. Highway, #618
Nashua, NH, USA 03060

For Canada and elsewhere*:
The Yuri Rubinsky Insight Foundation
CIBC, att: Lynn Maxwell, Private Banking Centre 2 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 2G7

*Please be sure to check with your local tax service to ensure that your donation is tax deductible

A receipt and formal letter of thanks acknowledging your generous contribution will be sent to you. Please be sure to include you return address.

Michael Paciello
Director: Yuri Rubinsky Insight Foundation
Phone: +1 603 598-9544