Web Accessibility Consultant
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
Andrew is an IT professional with a particular focus on web accessibility and assistive technology, a field that he has been working in for five years.
Andrew is an evangelist for accessibility being viewed as more than something just related to disability. He takes the view that most forms of technology could be classed as assistive technologies, in that they augment our capabilities as humans regardless of whether we have a disability or not.
Andrew's background has a technical focus, but he has spent many years working directly with assistive technology users, so he has a good appreciation of the challenges that people face and the ways in which technology and web accessibility can help to overcome these challenges.
Andrew's work at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) involves advising and training blue-chip companies, Government Agencies and other small companies and charities about web accessibility and how to implement it.