“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau
This weekend, I made an important decision to change careers. Frankly, I’m tired of arguing with people about why accessibility is important. I’m tired of doing accessibility audits that show the same fundamental errors over and over, and I’m tired of the endless excuses people have about why they can’t make their sites accessible.
Following my passions
Those of you who really know me on a personal level know that I love welding. Every spring I’m giddy because it means I can weld (welding in cold is rather difficult with hobbyist’s equipment). I’ve decided to turn this hobby into an occupation. I don’t plan to join the Ironworkers union or anything like that. What I really want to do is metal sculpture, art, and custom furniture and decorations.
My first customer & project
What kicked off this new venture is when a relative asked me to build a custom bookshelf for them. Below are some photos I took yesterday of the in-progress project.
I have some really pretty pieces of wood for the shelves themselves. I’m going to finish the shelves, install this thing, and be done. Pics of the finished product coming soon.
BTW: Anyone need any welding work?
Contact Me:Telephone: +1 410.541.6829
Sign up for my mailing list.
- A11yBuzz (1)
- Accessibility (53)
- Accessibility Business Case (18)
- Accessibility Testing (24)
- Agile (2)
- Agile Accessibility (11)
- AQUA (2)
- BotSmasher (1)
- Compliance (6)
- CSUN11 (1)
- CSUN13 (1)
- Development (1)
- HTML5 (3)
- Managing Accessibility (39)
- Me Saying Unpopular Things (23)
- Personal (8)
- Politics (1)
- Presentations (3)
- Professional (3)
- Section 508 (3)
- Security (3)
- Selling Accessibility (10)
- Uncategorized (9)
- usability (2)
- WAI-ARIA (3)
- Woodworking (1)
Top Posts & Pages
- Everything you know about accessibility is wrong (Part 3)
- Links are not buttons. Neither are DIVs and SPANs
- Prioritizing Remediation of Web Accessibility Issues
- CAPTCHA-less Security
- "Weird" people need to stop whining
- "Should we detect screen readers?" is the wrong question
- The 6 Simplest Web Accessibility Tests Anyone Can Do
- Woodshop tour
- List of Web Accessibility-Related Litigation and Settlements
- Everything you know about accessibility testing is wrong (part 1)