In 2008 I heard that Jim Thatcher was coming to Berkeley as part of his role as the expert in the Target web accessibility case. I had been working in the digital accessibility legal space for ten years. Of course I had heard of Jim, but we had never met. I called and asked if he would be willing to get together. Luckily for me, he said yes.
After that dinner in Berkeley, Jim Thatcher became my friend, my digital accessibility teacher, my accessibility sounding board. His death on December 7, 2019, leaves a huge hole in the accessibility community and [...]