The John Slatin Fund Accessibility Project matches accessibility experts with companies wanting a brief accessibility audit of their websites. In return for the audit, site owners will contribute a minimum of $500 to help fund the medical expenses incurred by John's family during his long illness.
Author: Gez Lemon
As most readers of this website will know, John Slatin passed away last week after a three-year battle with leukaemia. I've corresponded with John a few times over the years, but sadly, I have never met him. I came close, as I was invited to dinner with John, Sharron Rush, and Jim Allan by Jim Thatcher at last year's CSun conference, but my flight was cancelled because of bad weather.
Despite having never met John, and only corresponding with him a few times, I regard him as a friend. He was patient, courteous, and a brilliant mentor. I learnt a lot from John in just a few email correspondences, for which I will always be grateful. I feel I've lost a friend, and if I feel this way after a few correspondences with John, I can't begin to imagine how painful it must be for John's family, and many close friends. My thoughts are with them.
The Accessibility Project
The John Slatin Fund Accessibility Project has been set up to help fund the medical expenses incurred by John's family during his long illness. The idea is that accessibility experts volunteer a few hours of their time to review websites for companies that contribute a minimum of $500 to the John Slatin fund. Not only does the project help John's family; it helps spread the word about accessibility.
As most visitors to this website have a keen interest in accessibility, I hope you're able to volunteer to this worthy project. If not, please consider signing up for an accessibility review.