The Founder and Researcher at EvoXLabs, Sharif is a software engineer, a freelance web developer, and a consultant who is constantly researching web accessibility and jQuery tools to make the Internet a more accessible place. His research on accessible graphs won the Delegates Award for the Most Significant Accessibility Research at WWW’15 Conference. EvoXLabs also develops free and accessible websites for non-profits of Philadelphia and organizes evoHaX, which is a Hackathon on Web Accessibility.

As a developer for Unlock Philly, nominated for the Web Project of the Year at the Philadelphia Geek Awards 2014, he also founded the SCI Video Blog, which is full of tutorial videos that help people with spinal cord injuries perform daily activities and is soon to become a video search engine for wheelchair users.

Ather is a Google Scholar and the Team Lead for a nationwide initiative to organize web development workshops for middle school children, as part of the Google Scholar Engagement Program. This initiative is due to launch early September. Ather also serves as a Technical Strategist and Planner for Enhancing Transportation Awareness for Health, which is a project launched to solve transportation problems for the elderly and disabled in Philadelphia

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