Monday Feb 18, 2008

Peter Korn honored as an "Agent of Change" in the IT Community during 2007

Golden Gate Bridge Peter Korn, Accessibility Architect at Sun and co-chair of the OASIS OpenDocument Format Accessibility Subcommittee, has been selected by Federal Computer Week as one of their 100 "Agents of Change" for his contributions to accessibility standards in the U.S.Federal Rehabilitation Act.

Peter was nominated based upon his participation and accomplishments in the Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC) to the Access Board. The advisory committee was chartered to update the standards for section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act providing for accessibility to IT by people with disabilities. The committee is comprised of experts in the area of IT accessibility for people with disabilities and includes government agencies, advocate organizations for people with disabilities, academia, standards organizations, and industry.

 Congratulations Peter!

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