[para]I created my first website in 1998 (hosted on [link][url]en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeoCities[/url][link-text]GeoCities[/link-text][/link]). Since around 2001, I’ve worked professionally as a web developer on all kinds of web projects—large and small for companies ranging from not for profits to insurance brokers and large corporates.[/para] [para]My focus has been on accessibility and best practice, I’m a big fan of inclusive design, and believe that the web has the power to change people’s lives. It should be usable by all regardless of ability.[/para] [para]I’m a member of the Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA) and organiser of the [link][url]http://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Web-Accessibility-Inclusive-Design/[/url][link-text]Melbourne Web Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meet-Up[/link-text][/link].[/para]
In early 2016, I’ll be joining forces with accessibility specialist and good friend Sarah Pulis, and Recreate Web will become part of our new company called Intopia. Together, we will be creating digital solutions to make the world more inclusive and accessible. Keep reading New Year, New Beginning!
My life on the web started in 2001, with a site hosted on GeoCIties, an RMIT short course and the HTML4 spec.
Want to know what responsive web design can learn from accessibility? Take a look at this presentation I gave at the Web Directions Respond 2014 conference.
The 9th of May 2013 marks the 2nd annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD). The day is dedicated to getting people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities.
We hear some strange things working in the accessibility space, like “the brief was to rebuild, not to improve; accessibility enhancements and features are out of scope”.
So how is it that in 2013 we’ve still got agencies referring to accessibility as “enhancements” or “features”?