Andrew Kirkpatrick serves as the cross-product Accessibility engineer for Adobe Systems. Prior to joining Adobe, Andrew was Principal Accessibility Engineer at Macromedia, and Director of Technology at the National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at WGBH in Boston, with a focus on accessibility consulting for corporate clients including America Online, Yahoo!, BT, Apple, and Macromedia. In addition to activities with corporate clients such as NCAM, Andrew managed projects focused on web and interactive media accessibility, and was the product manager for MAGpie (NCAM's software for creating captions and audio descriptions) and developer of STEP (NCAM's Simple Tool for [Accessibility] Error Prioritization).
Andrew is also Principal for Kirkpatrick Consulting, a web accessibility consultancy. Andrew lives in Massachusetts with his wonderful wife and three of the cutest kids ever.
Books from Andrew
- Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance (Author)
- From Friends of Ed, released July 24th, 2006
- The power of the Web lies in the fact that anyone and everyone can access it, and this should also extend to users with disabilities. Accessibility is about making websites accessible to those with aural, visual, or physical disabilities, or rather, constructing...