Frank Hecker is 2009 Catalyst Award Winner
The Trace Center presented the 2009 Harry J. Murphy Catalyst Award to Frank Hecker, Director of Grants and Programs for the Mozilla Foundation, a nonprofit organization promoting choice and innovation on the Internet. The award was presented in Los Angeles on March 17, 2009, at the opening session of the annual CSUN Conference on Technology and Persons With Disabilities.
Frank has had industry-wide impact by funding and supporting open source projects to advance accessibility and drive down future costs to people with disabilities. His efforts have both energized the field and grown the number of people with accessibility skills, from students to private corporate developers.