I’m a web accessibility specialist with over ten years experience working as a developer. I was born with a rare eye disorder which meant I have always been partially sighted. With the right care and glasses I have 20/20 vision but living with a disability drives a passion for digital inclusion that defines the work I do every day. Unlike some accessibility specialists, my development background means I have first hand experience of the challenges involved in improving accessibility on the web.
What is accessibility?
Accessibility is simply the word used to describe whether a product (for example in the digital space it could be a website, mobile site or application) can be used by people of all abilities and disabilities. For instance, a website is accessible if everyone, including disabled and elderly people, can use it.
But what are the benefits for business?
There are a wide number of benefits to making your digital portfolio more accessible.
You care about your customers. Of course you do – where would we be without customers? Make sure they can all enjoy your products equally.
The accessibility market is currently estimated at 39 billion and it’s growing. Can you afford to loose out of this lucritive sector? Your competitors aren’t.
Accessible websites are built from the ground up to optimise information finding and clarity. Search engines love this and raise your ranking.
Boost ROI by turning your accessibility projects into a marketing opportunity. Show that your brand demonstrates best in class corporate responsibility.
How I can help you
From one off consultancy to a retained accessibility package, I offer a range of services to help.
From consulting on managing disability in the workplace to undertaking and delivering an in depth accessibility report on your business, the service can be completely tailored to suit your needs.
Whether you’re a US business that needs your website to comply to 508 regulations or you’re looking to meet the WCAG 2.0 worldwide standard, I can help ensure that you do.
Implementing accessibility across a business takes time. I will work with you to build a roadmap to maximise benefit and spread costs to suit your budget or needs.
Design and Testing
From websites and ecommerce UI to brochures, reports and stationary – I offer a full in house design service to suit your needs. I also supply and manage user testing resources.
Design of accessible 508 compliant WordPress theme, digital identity guidelines and customisable safety assets