The Paciello Group LLC is a privately held consulting group passionately dedicated to helping government agencies, technology vendors, e-commerce corporations, and educational institutions make their technology equally accessible to all people, including those with disabilities. The company offers professional consulting, technology solutions, and monthly monitoring services to ensure that clients reach all audiences effectively and efficiently while meeting governmental and international standards. Read more about our web accessibility consultants.
About Mike Paciello, Founder
For 25 years, Mike Paciello, founder and president of The Paciello Group, has pioneered the field of accessible interface design as a technologist, consultant, author and professional speaker. His internationally best-selling book, Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities, remains the definitive standard reference for accessibility design, implementation and usability.
In 2006, Mike, along with colleague Jim Tobias, was appointed co-chair to the United States Federal Access Board’s Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC). On April 3rd 2008, TEITAC presented a historic series of internationally harmonized recommendations that will bridge the gap between technology and people with disabilities.
In 2007, Mike was invited by United Nations Ambassador Luis Gallegos of Ecuador to speak on the theme, “Identifying Core Areas of Opportunity to Foster Greater ICT Accessibility” at UN headquarters for the UN’s Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) event.
In 1997, Mr. Paciello received recognition from President William Clinton for his work in the creation of World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
Paciello has been cited and interviewed in numerous newspapers and periodicals including the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, NY Times, Government Computer News, Federal Computer Weekly, and E-Week magazine. He has appeared on the award winning PBS show, “Computer Chronicles” hosted by Steward Cheifet and has made several appearances on the AT508 webcast show for Internet TV pioneer, TVworldWide.Com hosted by Dave Gardy.