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Eric Eggert

Accessibility Testing Team Lead & Web Accessibility Expert, Knowbility

Eric Eggert is a Web Developer turned Accessibility Expert. While studying Media Informatics at the University of Vienna, Austria, he discovered his passion for accessibility. His personal blog can be found at and he’s on Twitter as yatil.

  • 2005: Joining the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) HTML5 Working Group

  • 2009: Contributing to W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative’s Before and After Demo

  • 2009: Contributor to the official translation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 to German, on behalf of Accessible Media

  • 2010: Golden BIENE Award for Accessibility, carried out as a small non-profit community project in Essen/Germany

  • 2011: Co-founder of web design and consulting agency “outline”

  • 2013: Consultant for W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), working on several projects, including:

  • 2016: Consultant for Knowbility, with 50% of the time as a “W3C Fellow”

    • Working on teaching, advising and assessing for web accessibility

    • Some technical and design work around Knowbility properties

    • W3C/WAI Website redesign work

    • Contributing to several W3C/WAI resources

  • 2020: Consultant for Knowbility, leading the Tech Team since April 2020