About Becka11y

Web Accessibility Consultant with 30+ years of diverse experience in corporate and open-source development. Passionate about making Web and mobile applications usable for people of all abilities. Over 15 years of results-oriented Web Accessibility evangelism that has impacted products, customer strategies, and industry standards. Plays well with others and works independently to ferret out problems and deliver innovative solutions. Shares knowledge via excellent written and verbal communication skills and invited speaking engagements.

I previously worked at IBM as a Senior Technical Staff Member who specialized in Web Accessibility. I created my nickname as a combination of my name, Becky, and a11y. A11y represents accessibility, just like i18n represents internationalization. This is referred to as a numeronym, the first letter of the word, the number of characters in the word between first and last letter, followed by the last letter. This is my space to comment about Web Accessibility and share info, techniques, and ideas. I am working to update to this site before the end of 2017. Thanks for your patience.


  1. Becky,
    I find your field of work fascinating. I am not a developer, I am a staffing specialist. I came upon your name while researching Dojo and Web 2.0.

    I trust that you are happily employed at IBM but perhaps you know of a Dojo developer who would be interested in either an engagement or a full time position with my client in Orlando,FL. My client is a Fortune 100 Company with much to offer.

    If so,would you kindly refer them to me? If not, perhaps you might suggest other places to search. I guess there are very few Dojo widget developers out there.

    Thank you for the work you do to make the web accessible to all or at least most.

    Best regards,

    Joanna Varner, PHR
    Staffing Consultant

    MGA Technologies, Inc.

  2. Hello,

    We are developers of a relatively new search tool for the deaf community. It is called 22frames.com and its goal is to index captioned/subtitled web videos from sites all over the Internet. There is a vast library of conveniently accessible content if you browse and search. It’s not just about captions — you can read more here:
    http://www.22frames.com/aboutus.aspx .

    Anyhow, we thought we’d share our project with you. If you think that 22frames.com can be a good resource for other people you know, we hope you can help us share it. Our backgrounds are in programming, and we’ve been wondering about the best ways to improve the site and reach the community more. Perhaps you might have some ideas.

    Thank you.
    22frames.com Team

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