User1st CEO Amihai Miron Issues Statement on the Passing of Jim Thatcher

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User1st president and CEO Amihai Miron pays tribute to Jim Thatcher, developer of the first screen reader for people with visual impairments.

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“The world lost a great technical genius and an accessibility titan this month with the death of Jim Thatcher." - Amihai Miron

User1st, the provider of the most innovative web accessibility solutions on the market, today released the following statement from its co-founder, president and CEO, Amihai Miron, on the passing of Jim Thatcher on Dec. 7, 2019:

“The world lost a great technical genius and an accessibility titan this month with the death of Jim Thatcher. Since co-creating the first screen reader for IBM in 1984, Jim dedicated his life to ensuring technology access for people with disabilities. His profound influence on the digital world continued as a tireless advocate for accessibility. User1st owes a debt of gratitude to Jim for his friendship and advice as User1st made its entrance into the world of accessibility. Jim Thatcher will forever be an inspiration and his legacy will endure.”

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User1st provides the most advanced web accessibility solutions on the market for testing, remediation, monitoring and compliance. User1st is the only company that offers both customized short-term fixes and tailored long-term solutions for meeting the international specifications of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Trusted by organizations of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies and large government organizations, User1st’s solutions are deployed in a variety of industries worldwide, including financial services, retail, government and healthcare. For more information, visit http://www.user1st.com/ and follow on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter @User1st.

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