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John Foliot

Principal Accessibility Strategist, Deque Systems Inc.

John Foliot is a Principal Accessibility Strategist at Deque Systems. A 20-year veteran of Web Accessibility, John has previously held accessibility-related positions at JPMorgan Chase, Stanford University and previously consulted to the Canadian Federal Government. John is also actively involved with the W3C – the international internet standards body – where he previously co-chaired a Task Force on the accessibility requirements for media elements in HTML5. Currently he is involved in accessibility work related to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the Cognitive disabilities, Personalization, and Pronunciation Task Forces, and emergent accessibility related standards. John is also actively involved in the strategic discussions around “Project Silver” – the next-gen version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.