How did I become interested in accessibility? The genesis was captioning, actually, and I branched out from there. It all started on a dark and stormy night in the latter quarter of the previous century...
(You can also read an 11-year-old autobiographical article, if you wish. And what happened when I dropped by to visit the Media Access Group in 2001?)
Qualifications & expertise
Got a problem with accessibility? Bad captioning in your shop? Need audio-description training? Are your Web sites inaccessible?
Well, I can help you. No one else on the face of the planet can boast my encyclopedic knowledge of accessible media. And you can hire me to solve your problems.
I’ve been getting a lot of press lately.
- Featured in a profile in the Atlantic Monthly (September 2001) entitled “The King of Closed Captions”
- Described by Silent News (February 2002; not online) as “the Ralph Nader of the captioning industry” (and also “considered by many as one of the captioning industry’s pests”; I prefer the term gadfly)
- Dubbed “the eccentric self-appointed guru of closed captioning” by Saturday Night (May 2002; not online)
- Regular source for other journalists covering media access, e.g.:
- Featured in a Toronto Star profile (2002.06.15) on motion-picture accessibility
- “Problems with real-time captioning” (Playback, 2001.05.28)
- “Amazon Access: How Accessible?” (Wired News, 2001.12.20)
- “Flash News Flash: It’s Accessible”