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From: Jennison Mark Asuncion
Date: Dec 28, 2015 9:16AM


As an FYI, a Memorial Fund has been set-up to support Robert's family
(his wife and two young children) www.gofundme.com/RobertPearson

Jennison

On 12/27/15, Jennison Mark Asuncion < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I wanted to let folks know that the digital accessibility community,
> especially in Canada, is emptier with the passing of Robert Pearson.
> Robert was most recently Accessibility Officer at AMI (Accessible
> Media Inc). In addition to his tireless leadership when it came to
> making media accessible (including work building up Canada's 24-hour
> audio described TV channel), Robert threw his immediate support behind
> numerous accessibility camps and related events because of a shared
> belief in community building within our field.
>
> Here is a presentation Robert gave at an A11yMTL event in Montreal
> called Impossible Is Nothing, which is as much his remarkable story,
> as it is a reminder to us all why we work in this space
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REBA8Aktm5Y
>
> Jennison
>
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>