Andrew Kirkpatrick

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Andrew Kirkpatrick is Corporate Accessibility Engineering Lead for Adobe Systems, Technical Editor (for Accessibility) for A List Apart, and Training and Judging co-chair for Knowbility’s AIR-Boston event. At Adobe, Andrew attends to accessibility issues and planning with product teams across the Adobe product line and works with customers and standards groups, including representing Adobe on the Section 508 refresh committee.

He speaks regularly at conferences and writes on the topic of accessibility, including contributing chapters to Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance, a new book by Friends of ED.

Prior to Adobe, Andrew worked at Macromedia as Principal Accessibility Engineer and at the WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) as Director of Technology. At NCAM his focus was on accessibility consulting for corporate clients including America Online, Yahoo!, BT, Apple, and Macromedia.

While at NCAM, Andrew was also product manager for MAGpie, the free captioning and audio description software tool, and developer of STEP 1.0, a tool for prioritizing accessibility errors generated by automated evaluation tools.

Andrew lives in Massachusetts with his wife and three adorable kids.