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David A. Kennedy
Works at Automattic
Attended Elon University
Lives in Reston, Va
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The first victim of 9/11.
This essay is adapted from No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet by Molly Knight Raskin, out now from Da Capo Press. Just before 8 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 11 took off from Boston’s Logan Airport. Bound...
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Titanfall looks epic.
EA showed off a new game mode for Titanfall, the first game to come from Respawn Entertainment, at Gamescom this week. The accompanying trailer is embedded in this post, although if you really want to get a sense of the game's visuals you'll want to download the high resolution version of the ...
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The history of the Web Accessibility Initiative.
Disabilities and the Web. by Tim Berners-Lee. The emergence of the World Wide Web has made it possible for individuals with appropriate computer and telecommunications equipment to interact as never before. It presents new challenges and new hopes to people with disabilities.
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10 easy accessibility tips anyone can use.
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Great story on one of my childhood heros.
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"...I knew then that I had to stop being a developer."
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I gave a lightning talk recently on Quick Wins for Accessible WordPress Themes. Check it out!
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Introducing Accessible Zen, an accessible WordPress theme!
Introducing Accessible Zen, a new accessible WordPress theme by David A. Kennedy that's accessible, minimalistic, readable, and fully responsive.
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WordPress 3.6, Beta 1 y'all!
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Using WAI ARIA landmarks in 2013.
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Interactive Designer
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  • Automattic
    Theminator, 2014 - present
  • Rock Creek Strategic Marketing
    Interactive Designer, 2013 - 2014
  • The Arc
    Online Communications Manager, 2010 - 2013
  • Graphik Dimensions Ltd.
    Copy and Communications Associate, 2008 - 2009
  • The Observer Newspapers
    Editor, 2006 - 2007
  • Florida Media Inc.
    Freelance Writer, 2003 - 2004
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Reston, Va
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Alexandria, Va. - Orange City, Fla. - DeLand, Fla. - New Smryna Beach, Fla - Asheville, N.C. - Kernersville, N.C.
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Introduction
I work as a Theminator (that's my official title) at the ever-awesome Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and many other fine web products. I wrangle themes for WordPress.com, making them the best they can be and ensuring everyone can find a theme they love. I’m an accessibility evangelist who loves the open web and open source code. I contribute to the WordPress Accessibility Team and the Underscores Theme.
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  • Elon University
    Interactive Media, 2009 - 2010
  • University of Central Florida
    Journalism, 2001 - 2003
  • Daytona State College
    General Education, 1998 - 2000
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