The mortise and tenon joint has been used for thousands of years by woodworkers around the world to join pieces of wood. In its basic form it is both simple and strong. Although there are many joint variations, the basic mortise and tenon comprises two components: the mortise hole and the tenon tongue. The tenon, formed on the end of a member generally referred to as a rail, is inserted into a square or rectangular hole cut into the corresponding member. The tenon is cut to fit the mortise hole exactly and usually has shoulders that seat when the joint fully enters the mortise hole. Wikipedia

Simple yet powerful

The mortise & tenon has been used reliably for over 7000 years. Done well, a mortise & tenon can be a beautiful and easy way to get an important job done. It is no mistake that we used this metaphor for our company.

For us, Tenon just "fits in" as an important piece of a much bigger puzzle: the design, development, testing, and content creation of websites and web-based application. Our philosophy of "Integration, not separation" guides everything we do as we create the single most flexible, efficient, and accurate accessibility testing systems on the planet

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Karl Groves

An unstoppable force for change and thought-leader in an industry regarded for saying "No", I'd rather lead by example in saying "Yes, and here's how...". I seek to offer solutions to complex problems relating to universal usability. Together we can meet both our goals: your business goals and my goals to lead the way in accessible user experience. I have over a decade experience in doing IT consulting for the biggest companies in the world and biggest agencies in the US Government. Widely regarded as a pragmatic solution-finder, my work is cited in nearly a dozen books and used on curricula in Human-Computer Interaction across the globe. I lead by doing, I teach from experience, and I succeed by facilitating others' success. When others say "That can't be done" I show them how.