Getting off this crazy thing

Joe Clark has retired from web accessibility.

“Market forces have shown that pretty much nobody wants to hire a sarcastic gay vegan to fix their Web accessibility” – Joe Clark

It’s too bad, Joe has helped shape web accessibility and increase awareness in the design and development to accessibility concerns, solutions and techniques. He is “a longtime advocate for increased and improved accessibility.” Joe has written the best book on web accessibility, Building Accessible Websites. Joe is focusing on writing books and his new research project. I wish Joe the best on his journey and future projects.

Where do you turn to for web accessibility consulting? The folks at Accessify.com have provided a list of consultants and agencies who do web accessibility work. Unfortunately, they don’t list FurtherAhead. FurtherAhead is Derek Featherstone’s consulting practice. Derek is a frequent speaker on web accessibility techniques and a member of the Web Standards organization. If you’ve got accessbility on your mind, contact Derek!

  • Joe Clark

    <p>I know you didn't mean to, but endorsing the man who already has the entire market in Canada is twisting the knife. </p><br />
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    <p>Just think for a second of another interpretation of the reason I gave for leaving the business. Derek has done an excellent job in the last three years of plowing through the 1% of the market I had managed to keep. Of course that's the free market at work. Of course it is. But you don't have to send clients to Derek; Derek already has them.</p>

  • http://joeclark.org/weblogs/ Joe Clark

    I know you didn't mean to, but endorsing the man who already has the entire market in Canada is twisting the knife.

    Just think for a second of another interpretation of the reason I gave for leaving the business. Derek has done an excellent job in the last three years of plowing through the 1% of the market I had managed to keep. Of course that's the free market at work. Of course it is. But you don't have to send clients to Derek; Derek already has them.