John Slatin - 1952-2008 (Posted April 2, 2008)
John was a very dear friend, a colleague, compatriot, and accessibility advocate. Often we worked together for web accessibility training or consulting. Always we worked together from day to day, like "John, what do you think about this" or "Jim, will this work?" There were plenty of these exchanges when the Judge Brothers (John, Jim Allan and I), met for breakfast at Waterloo Ice house on 38th Street (Austin) and most recently at the Austin Diner on Burnet near Diana's Studio.
John defined a resource to be accessible when a person with a disability could use that resource as effectively as someone without disabilities (http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility/about/more.html). He knew exactly what he was talking about and he meant it.
I miss John very much.