In memory of Vito Disimino: 11/2/1958 - 11/2/2021
Dear friends, on November 2nd 2021 our Vito Disimino, precious Vito, left us at only 63 years old. He had an incurable disease with which he fought to the end. We are all heartbroken, he was a trusted friend even before he was a colleague, a valuable Joomler, a great Leader.
Vito was a kind and skilled person, he left a place difficult to fill. He has served as a positive leader, driving his working groups with passion, hearth and intelligence, never aggressive and always available to help; his ego never took over, he was humble and open to hear others.
He leaves his wife Nella and daughters Laura and Valeria and will remain in our memory forever with his strength, his patience and the incredible welcoming energy that never put him in conflict with the things of life.
We want to remember him by going through the happy moments lived together as friends and as Joomlers, moments that he gave to our community by putting himself at the service as few can do, without asking for anything in return.
Vito was a member of the JAT, Joomla Accessibily Team as well as a very good Project Manager, President of the MotoClub of Gessate and one of the most active members of the Joomla Lombardia association, a great resource that has all the merit of having brought to our world the very topical issue of digital accessibility before all the others.
Furthermore, since 2016 Vito has led the implementation of the accessible template for Joomla in accordance with the guidelines of the Italian Government Digital Agency. Since 2020 he contributed publishing the SitiAccessibili website, taking care of its strict compliance with accessibility, enriching it with content, articles and ideas.
We also owe to Vito Disimino the collaboration between the Blind Institute of Milan and the Joomla Lombardia association, still successfully ongoing.
Vito has participated in many initiatives for Joomla, for digital accessibility and for the local Joomla Association, as organizer, speaker, teacher, content creator and enthusiastic supporter. We want to recall here the most important stages of this journey that we have made together.
The story of Vito and Joomla!
Speaker at the Linux Day, Politecnico di Milano workshop
Joomla! Project Manager PA - public administration, for the Joomla Lombardia Association
Speaker at Linux Day 2014 at SIAM Milan, Albo Pretorio project for Joomla 3.x.
Conference coordinator “Joomla! The web for the public administration"
Joomla! Festival Expo 2015 Milan edition
Curator of the schedule and moderator of the itervents in the Onice room at Joomla! Festival 2016
Speaker at Digital Meet on the issues of digital accessibility
Joomla! participation World Conference 2017 with Joomla! Template accessible - a new business for web designers
Speaker at SMAU Milano: The sites of the future will be accessible
Participation with stand and demonstration at Accessibility Days - Bologna
World Accessibility Day conference organizer and speaker, Monza 17 May 2019
Teacher of digital accessibility to the courses organized by the Joomla! Lombardia Association for the Be Fair Take Care Project
Relatore a SMAU, tavola rotonda “Inclusione digitale: ieri una missione oggi un opportunità commerciale”
Speaker at SMAU, round table "Digital inclusion: yesterday a mission today a commercial opportunity"
Speaker at JoomlaDay Italy, Milan 19 October 2019
Speaker at the Conference "Staying well in school" for the World Teacher's Day established by UNESCO - 5 October 2019
Speaker at the international conference organized by the University of Pavia:
"Social inclusion and disability"
co-author with Donato Matturro of the essay:
The Mission of the International Joomla! Accessibility Team is to Break Down Digital Barriers
scientific publication of the University of Pavia
'Building an Inclusive Digital Society for Persons with Disabilities'
Speaker at SMAU Milan, workshop with the Institute for the Blind: "The validation of digital accessibility: how to do it?"
Co-speaker at the Global Accessibility Days 2020 GAAD Conference “Joomla: Accessible Template - Italian Digital Agency, Accessible Backend in the future joomla! 4.0" together with Carlos Cámara Mora, Luca Marzo and Donato Matturro
Teacher of digital accessibility at the Joomla!Lombardia course online May / June 2020
Speaker at the round table "Accessible banking: digital banking services and disability" organized by the monthly AziendaBanca June 2020
Speaker at the fifth edition of the Conference organized by the GAAD, with the speech: "Working on the web in an inclusive way with Joomla! 4.0"
Teacher of digital accessibility at the Joomla Lombardia course online May 2021
In memory of Vito Disimino
Bianca Maria Carchidio, Donato Matturro