Incorporated in 2002, The Paciello Group is a world-class accessibility agency, with a reputation for excellence.
Mike has been a pioneer and influential figure in the accessibility industry for more than two decades. He wrote the first book on web accessibility and usability (Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities), and has since achieved many notable milestones.
Mike is co-chair of the United States Federal Access Board’s Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC), co-founder of the International Committee for Accessible Document Design (ICADD), and was recognized by President Bill Clinton for his contribution to the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative.
Mike has been featured in numerous publications including the Washington Post, Boston Globe and New York Times. He was also invited by the United Nations to speak at the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict).
Partner, Internal Operations
Debra began her career more than twenty years ago at Digital Equipment Corporation, where she was one of fifteen people chosen to participate in its financial development program. She went on to become Controller and Operations Manager for Single Point Financial Corporation, before its sale in 2000.
Debra has been with us since we opened for business in 2001, and is now responsible for managing internal operations and human resources for the company.
Charlie was director of IMS Ireland for several years, before founding Usable Design in 2003. Usable Design was responsible for many innovative websites that demonstrated how accessibility could be merged with cutting edge design.
In 2005 Usable Design merged with The Paciello Group to become TPG Europe. Since then Charlie has worked with many of our most prestigious clients, and is responsible for overseeing our accessibility engineering team.
Our team has accessibility knowledge and expertise that is unparalleled across the industry. Each person is recognized for their work in their chosen field, and their contribution to the accessibility community.
We’re a member of the W3C, where we’re actively involved in many working groups including those responsible for the HTML5, ARIA and Indie UI specifications. We wrote many of the success techniques that underpin WCAG 2.0, and continue to contribute to this influential set of accessibility guidelines.
We’re also a founding member of the IAAP, and part of its leadership council. Our aim is to represent the views of the accessibility community as IAAP becomes a professional organization for accessibility practitioners.
We believe that sharing is vital to our vision for a more accessible web. In addition to our own blog, members of our team contribute to notable publications including Netmag, SitePoint, A List Apart, Boxes and Arrows, and UX magazine. We’ve even published books on accessibility, including A Web for Everyone and Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities.
We work with organizations around the world, including government agencies, technology vendors, companies in industries including publishing, finance, and healthcare, and educational institutions. Most of our clients are long-term engagements, demonstrating the value and effectiveness of our partnerships. Together we have a global impact on advancing accessibility.
We offer professional consulting and technology solutions to ensure that clients reach all audiences effectively and efficiently, while meeting governmental and international standards. A selection of our recent clients includes:
- Wells Fargo
- CA Technologies
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Charles Schwab
- Wounded Warrior Project