Judy Brewer

Director, Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium

Judy Brewer directs the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Her work includes coordinating development of standards and guidelines for accessibility of the Web, including mobile, digital publishing, and other technologies that are converging on the Web; improvement of resources for evaluation of Web sites; development of education and outreach resources; exploration of research which may impact future Web accessibility; and promoting harmonization of web accessibility standards internationally. WAI standards and guidelines are used by many organizations and governments around the world to help ensure equal access to the Information Society for people with disabilities. Brewer is a principle research scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Prior to joining W3C, she worked on initiatives to increase access to assistive technology and mainstream information and communications technology. Recent awards include the Newell Perry Award from the National Federation of the Blind in 2014, and the Migel Medal from the American Foundation for the Blind in 2015.