I love my work at W3C. Being part of the team striving to lead the Web to its full potential and to make it more accessible to millions of people with disabilities around the world is my passion. This August will mark my 18-year anniversary working for this unique organization, of which I cherish every hour.
Yet recently I’ve also been hearing a calling – a calling to try something new, to further grow personally and professionally, and to gain more applied experience in implementing digital accessibility standards. Today I formally resigned from W3C, and my last day of work will be 30th September 2021.
However, I won’t be far away. As of 1st October 2021 I will be working on evolving digital accessibility, including the Web and beyond, at a large tech company. I will continue to work from Europe, be active in W3C, and contribute to the essential work of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
So this is not really a goodbye. It’s a new and exciting opportunity for me to contribute in a different role to the truly wonderful community of digital accessibility. Until then I remain fully committed to W3C, and to completing as much as possible from my currently open tasks.