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Aaron Leventhal

Web accessibility architect

Aaron Leventhal is a Web accessibility architect for IBM Software Group ; he is the Mozilla project lead for accessibility. Aaron is one of the one of key drivers of the W3C’s WAI-ARIA standard for Web 2.0 accessibility. Aaron implemented accessibility support in Firefox and is working to bring accessibility improvements across browsers and assistive technologies.

Aaron is also the lead advisor for the Mozilla Foundation’s accessibility grant program which has formed a coalition of developers working to solve today’s accessibility issues. In addition, he is a key contributor to the IAccessible2 API for Windows. Prior to his Web work, Aaron developed a Braille publishing system used by teachers, publishers and individual Braille readers.