Bruce Lawson

[Photo] Bruce  Lawson

Bruce Lawson dreamed up Constructing Accessible Web Sites, the forerunner of this book. Previously, he worked as an actor and theater director, and a programmer with AT&T, before becoming a singer, guitarist, and tarot card reader in Istanbul, a volunteer pharmacist in Calcutta, a movie extra in Bombay, and a kindergarten teacher and tutor to the princess's daughter in Thailand.

Now, Bruce is a member of the Web Standards Project's Accessibility Task Force, and was one of the reviewers of the British Standards Institution's Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 78 - Guide to Good Practice in Commissioning Accessible Websites. His interest in web standards is both philosophical (a good artisan uses the right tools, in the right way) and practical (I can get smaller pages, which Google likes). His interest in accessibility is thinly disguised self-interest, having been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999.

He blogs at www.brucelawson.co.uk, and lives in the UK, but wishes he lived somewhere warm.

Books from Bruce

[Book Cover] Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance
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...