I still remember going to lunch with him at a Japanese cafe on the drag near the University and his guide dog Dylan. He started me on the path of web accessibility - I remember his passion, his patience and my admiration at how he can listen to JAWS and the radio at the same time.
He died of leukaemia - I think now who next, in the past 6 months, there was Xavier, Veronique and now John.
But there is a project for remembering John at Knowability
John Slatin was an important person in many of our lives. He had a unique ability to connect the disconnected, find the common ground and bring us all together. John brought an energy to accessibility that inspired us all. He was an engineer. He was an artist. He was a friend.
The John Slatin Fund Accessibility Project matches accessibility experts with companies that would like a brief review of their site for accessibility. In return, the site owner is asked to contribute a minimum of $500 to The John Slatin Fund. The John Slatin Fund was established to help John’s beloved Anna offset the medical expenses incurred during John’s long illness.Good bye John.
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