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Matt MayAccessibility Evangelist


Matt May is Adobe’s Accessibility Evangelist. His work includes providing guidance on accessibility-related subjects to Adobe’s product teams, as well as advocating principles of accessibility and universal design to the public at large. He lives in Seattle.

Matt began his work in accessibility as a developer at an online grocery site, HomeGrocer.com, in 1998. In 2002, he became a Web Accessibility Specialist at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C/WAI), and in 2005, he co-founded Blue Flavor, a respected design consultancy.

Along with co-author Wendy Chisholm, Matt wrote Universal Design for Web Applications (O’Reilly, 2008), which is used in university curricula worldwide. His public speaking engagements have included the United Nations (WIPO/ITU), the International World Wide Web Conference, SXSW Interactive, the CSUN Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, the Accessibility Summit, WebVisions, Ignite Seattle, and Adobe MAX.