Department of English

Professor John Slatin Influential in Google Engineer's Career

Wed, March 7, 2012
Professor John Slatin and Charles Chen
Professor John Slatin and Charles Chen

Professor John Slatin, who passed away in 2008, was featured in a College of Liberal Arts Public Affairs article for his direct influence and motivation in Electrical and Computer Engineering alumnus Charles Chen’s work in creating software for the visually impaired that led to a prestigious career with Google.

Slatin, who was blind, was the founder of the University of Texas Accessibility Institute and was recognized for his work in making the Internet accessible to people with disabilities.

To read the full article, click here.

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