Accessibility Task Force Member
Over Matt May‘s 10-year Web career, he has worked to blur the lines between Web disciplines. His work includes early site designs for USA Hockey and USA Weightlifting; Expedia’s first use of DHTML and Java (yes, actual Java) in 1997; groundbreaking e-commerce work at HomeGrocer.com; and usability, accessibility and mobile design for the Webvan Group.
From 2002 to 2005, Matt worked for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as a Web Accessibility Specialist. While there, he was responsible for advancing the adoption of accessibility standards for Web authoring tools, browsers, and media players, and evaluating new Web specifications to ensure users with disabilities are well-supported. He remains active in the accessibility community as the lead of the Web Standards Project’s Accessibility Task Force, and an invited expert on two W3C working groups.
Matt’s diverse expertise is reflected in his speaking schedule, which includes the International World Wide Web Conference series, the XML series, SXSW Interactive, Seybold, the CSUN Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, Web Design World, the Gilbane CMS conference, and the China International Forum on the World Wide Web. His latest extracurricular activities include two podcasts: Staccato, a music show featuring Creative Commons-licensed works; and the Corante podcast, which gleefully gazes into the navel of podcasting.
The Web Standards Project is a grassroots coalition fighting for standards which ensure simple, affordable access to web technologies for all.