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Re: Robert Pearson

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From: L Snider
Date: Dec 28, 2015 9:42AM


Sad news, thanks for sharing it.

Cheers

Lisa

On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 10:16 AM, Jennison Mark Asuncion <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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
> >
> > --
> > Jennison Mark Asuncion
> > LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jennison
> > Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/jennison
> > Organizer, Bay Area Accessibility and Inclusive Design
> > www.meetup.com/a11ybay
> > Organizer, Accessibility Camp Bay Area www.accessibilitycampbay.org
> > Co-Founder, Global Accessibility Awareness Day
> > www.globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org
> >
> > > > >