Joseph Karr O’Connor lives in Santa Monica, California. When Section 508 came into effect in 1999 he began leading Accessible UX teams creating accessible web environments, first at Pasadena City College and then at California State University, Northridge
In 2012 Joe organized the Los Angeles Accessibility and Inclusive Design Group. The group hosts a yearly event for Global Accessibility Awareness Day.
Joe supports his daughter with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems and is interested in the interaction between speech output devices and voice assistants such as Siri. Now working with the W3C Voice Assistant Standardisation Community Group.