Dan Jellinek in our thoughts

It is with great sadness that we recently heard the news of the untimely death of Dan Jellinek. Dan was the founder and editor of the E-Access Bulletin, and the Chair for many years of the annual E-Access conferences in London.

We at Dig had admired and followed Dan’s work for many years. The E-Access Bulletin has been championing digital accessibility since the year 2000, and has been a valuable source of news for many in our industry. We are glad to hear that it will continue to be published by Headstar.

Dig director, Ted Page, who worked alongside Dan for 5 years and hosted workshops each year at the E-Access conference, said:

“Dan was a genuinely one of the good guys, and a tireless campaigner for digital accessibility.”

Dan’s colleague at Headstar, Tristan Parker, said:

“This was awful and shocking news for anyone who knew Dan or had worked with him over the years. He was an incredibly talented and admired individual, and contributed a great deal to so many sectors – digital accessibility being one, but also others. His passing is a huge loss to many people and the numerous areas of work he contributed significantly to.

“I worked with Dan on the e-Access bulletin for many years, and after much thought, I have decided to keep publishing the bulletin. I hope this will continue Dan’s invaluable hard work around digital accessibility and ensure that readers are kept informed and updated.”

Laura Player, Dig’s Business and Partnership Manager adds:

“I met Dan at the E-Access conference in 2014, and whilst rushed off his feet, Dan was warm and welcoming.”

Our thoughts and deepest sympathy goes to Dan’s family and friends.

You may also like to read Nick Freear’s tribute to Dan, and another tribute from UKauthority.com.