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Disability Resources & Educational Services

Nicholas Hoyt

Nicholas Hoyt is a software developer and interaction designer with Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) at the University of Illinois and has served in this capacity for more than 12 years. He led the software development and interaction design of the Functional Accessibility Evaluator (FAE), AInspector WCAG and the Accessibility Bookmarklets. He is currently responsible for the software development and interaction design of the A11yFirst enhancements to CKEditor.  In addition to these responsibilities, he led the development of a conceptual model for web accessibility evaluation used as the basis for the designs of FAE and the AInspector add-on for Firefox.  He has made significant contributions to the APIs of the OpenAjax Evaluation Library and other software tools developed by the DRES IT Accessibility group and has contributed JavaScript examples to the ARIA Authoring Practices working group.