Shadi Abou-Zahra coordinates WAI outreach in Europe, and accessibility evaluation techniques. He is the Activity Lead of the WAI International Program Office, which includes groups that are responsible for education and outreach, coordination with research, general discussion on web accessibility, coordination with the WAI Technical Activity, and WAI liaisons with other organizations including standards organizations and disability groups.
Shadi chairs the W3C Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG), and is the scientific coordinator of the EC-funded WAI-ACT Project that develops guiding material on implementing and evaluating web accessibility. He is the lead editor for several WAI resources developed through the W3C Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG).
Shadi previously worked with the United Nations and other international organizations providing web design and development. He holds a master degree in computer science from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria