[Accessibility] A11y Agenda: Wednesday 7 April

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Wed Apr 7 06:18:05 PDT 2004

Dear Gunnar:

I'm so very sorry to hear the news of your mother passing. I know the others in our group will join me in these condolences. It is simply one of life's most difficult moments, whenever and however it comes. We certainly understand that you need to be away from group business at this time. I suspect most of us would do the same if, and when, we find ourselves in similar circumstances.

I do, and I expect others also recall that your mother is the reason you first attended to accessibility. Even though she can no longer benefit directly from your loving care, you honor her and her memory by continuing with us. I'm very glad that you intend to continue. Your efforts will be a lasting and fitting memorial to her while they help thousands of others who live with similar needs.

May you find peace and solace.

Gunnar Schmi Dt writes:
> On Wednesday 07 April 2004 04:21, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > Announcing the 7 April 2004 meeting of the Accessibility Workgroup
> >
> > Please RSVP so we can know when those attending have called in.
> > This will help us start the meeting without unnecessary delay.
> > [...]
> This week I will not attend.
> After a long and heavy illness my mother died last week in the night from 
> Wednesday to Thursday. We buried her yesterday. You may or may not know 
> that her illness was the reason why I became active in the KDE 
> Accessibility Project.
> I will continue to work both in the KDE Accessibility Project and in the 
> Accessibility FSG Workgroup, but I need some time off.
> Gunnar Schmidt
> -- 
> Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the 
> mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the 
> world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. (Psalm 90:1-2)

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				Janina Sajka, Director
				Technology Research and Development
				Governmental Relations Group
				American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

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