Accessibility Coordinator and Webmaster
Texas School of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Jim Allan is the webmaster at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He has worked in the field of assistive technology and accessible information access for over 30 years. He has been an essential advisor, consultant and friend to Knowbility since 1998.
Jim is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium's-Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C- WAI) and is Co-Chair of the User Agent working group, having previously served on the W3C's Authoring Tools & Education and Outreach working groups. He served as the alternate representative for W3C-WAI to the Section 508 Refresh committee (TEITAC).
For his work on the advisory board of AIR Austin, Jim received a Distinguished Service Award from the City of Austin's Mayor's Committee on People with Disabilities. He is currently the Accessibility Coordinator and webmaster for the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. As webmaster, he is committed to the accessible Web design and the development of accessible multimedia textbooks, learning materials and assessments for all students. Jim has a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin.
- Accessible Forms (John Slatin AccessU 2011)
- Accessible Tables (John Slatin AccessU 2011)
- Accessibility Course (OpenAIR 2012)
- Basic HTML Data Tables (John Slatin AccessU 2012)
- Basic HTML Forms (John Slatin AccessU 2012)
- Basic HTML Forms & Tables (John Slatin AccessU 2013)
- Designing Accessible Forms (John Slatin AccessU 2016)
- Designing Accessible Tables (John Slatin AccessU 2016)