Keynote

May-Fei Lee

Belinda Dow

Lily Ainsworth and Meera Pankhania

Lily Ainsworth

I am a curious, overenthusiastic anthropologist who has landed in the world of UX. My past experiences include ethnographic research on plant medicine in the Amazon jungle, teaching anthropology at Macquarie University, and having way too much fun choreographing music videos.

I am currently working at the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on the Digital Identity project, where I have had the absolute pleasure of keeping the diversity of human experiences at the forefront of my team’s mind. I have learnt about the agile and iterative way of doing research, design, and product development, and am excited by the opportunities I can see for anthropology and UX to move closer together.

Meera Pankhania

Having spent most of my career as a user experience practitioner in the UK and now in Australia, I have recently taken a daunting leap from service design and user research to leading a product team.

As a product manager on an agile program of work at the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), I’ve been able to draw on my past experiences to prioritise product improvements by keeping user emotion in mind. The exciting challenge has been juggling user needs with the needs of policy, business, and technology (no pressure)!

I am also doing my best to not be biased towards the researchers and designers in the team…

Tom Bredin-Grey

Tom is a Senior Front-end Developer at Today. He specialises in crafting engaging, interactive media experiences for the web and beyond.

With a user-centric, result-driven design approach he has an insatiable appetite for elegant typography, clean, maintainable code, and a high standard for accessibility and performance across devices of the past, present and future.

Taylor Yates and Tom Bredin-Grey

Taylor Yates

Taylor is a Junior Full-Stack Developer who specialises in front-end styling. Fluent in HTML and CSS, Taylor is also has a qualification in copywriting, and can lend a hand in design. She also knows Angular, Twig, Javascript, WordPress PHP, specialises in a11y and browser testing, and more. Taylor also owns a jewellery company called Tortie Designs where she donates 10% of her profits to The Lost Dogs Home, and other various charities.

Tom Bredin-Grey

Tom is a Senior Front-end Developer at Today. He specialises in crafting engaging, interactive media experiences for the web and beyond. With a user-centric, result-driven design approach he has an insatiable appetite for elegant typography, clean, maintainable code, and a high standard for accessibility and performance across devices of the past, present and future.

Peter Bui

Peter Bui has been building websites since early 2000 and has never looked back.

Working closely with other partners, he and his team at PB Web Development have created and supported a ridiculous number of websites over the last decade. Experienced in Joomla, WordPress, Grav and Laravel, Peter and his team have a broad depth of knowledge, being able to provide the best solution possible for different clients from small business to State and Federal Government.

Peter Buckmaster

Director, Digital Services – NSW Department of Education

Peter is a digital specialist in strategy and service design, delivering sustainable customer experiences across retail, telco, finance and education.

He is currently the Director, Digital Services, managing the re-platforming and redevelop of DoE websites into a single destination, education.nsw for 2.75 million unique visitors per month.

He has also been a User Experience Manager for Woolworths Limited and a Production Director for The White Agency.

Jess Irwin

Jessica Irwin is a unique young woman with a different perspective on life to most of us. Born with a high level of cerebral palsy, together with an equally high level of self-determination and raw talent, she has excelled in achieving her goal of establishing and operating a commercial photography, website and graphic design business.

Jessica strongly believes in the ability to learn from everyone you meet. Each of us has a unique skill set. “If you sit down, watch and listen to someone you will take away something that you might not have gained if you had never met”.

In 2007 Jessica met renowned photographic artist Ken Duncan. Impressed with the high standard of her work and commitment to her art, Ken invited her to work at his “Created for Life” studios on the Central Coast of NSW. Jessica worked with Ken for six years and counts herself extremely fortunate to have received tutelage and mentoring from some of the “best in the business” whilst working at his studios.

Jessica then set out along her own path, establishing her business, aptly named DARE2BU. This exciting enterprise specialises in providing keynote presentations, landscape photography, portraiture, prepress design and website development to the wider community.

In 2012 while testing the waters in music band photography, Jessica is extremely lucky to have been taken under the wing of Australia’s raw music legend Steve Balbi (Noiseworks). Her talent has been recognised by being invited to photograph on the red carpet for the ARIA Music Awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Meeting bio medical engineer, Dr Jordan Nguyen, opened up a whole new world of possibilities. Dr Nguyen operates a social business, Psykinetic, aimed at creating futuristic, inclusive and empowering technologies to improve independence and quality of life for people with disabilities. Dr Nguyen quickly discovered Jessica’s pathway aligns extremely well with his vision for Psykinetic, “It is Jess’s will and determination, she just sets her mind to something and she makes it happen. It is really the power of the mind”. After Dr Jordan witness the love Jessica had for live music, he made it his mission to enable her to play an instrument.

2016 saw Jessica perform at the Opera House alongside the Australia Piano Quartet with the world’s first eye controlled instrument by Psykinetic. This performance they bowed to a standing ovation. Jessica has been invited back a number of times to perform with the Australia Piano Quartet.

Lily Ainsworth

I am a curious, overenthusiastic anthropologist who has landed in the world of UX. My past experiences include ethnographic research on plant medicine in the Amazon jungle, teaching anthropology at Macquarie University, and having way too much fun choreographing music videos.

I am currently working at the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on the Digital Identity project, where I have had the absolute pleasure of keeping the diversity of human experiences at the forefront of my team’s mind. I have learnt about the agile and iterative way of doing research, design, and product development, and am excited by the opportunities I can see for anthropology and UX to move closer together.

Jessica Irwin

Jessica Irwin is a unique young woman with a different perspective on life to most of us. Born with a high level of cerebral palsy, together with an equally high level of self-determination and raw talent, she has excelled in achieving her goal of establishing and operating a commercial photography, website and graphic design business.

Jessica strongly believes in the ability to learn from everyone you meet. Each of us has a unique skill set. “If you sit down, watch and listen to someone you will take away something that you might not have gained if you had never met”.

In 2007 Jessica met renowned photographic artist Ken Duncan. Impressed with the high standard of her work and commitment to her art, Ken invited her to work at his “Created for Life” studios on the Central Coast of NSW. Jessica worked with Ken for six years and counts herself extremely fortunate to have received tutelage and mentoring from some of the “best in the business” whilst working at his studios.

Jessica then set out along her own path, establishing her business, aptly named DARE2BU. This exciting enterprise specialises in providing keynote presentations, landscape photography, portraiture, prepress design and website development to the wider community.

In 2012 while testing the waters in music band photography, Jessica is extremely lucky to have been taken under the wing of Australia’s raw music legend Steve Balbi (Noiseworks). Her talent has been recognised by being invited to photograph on the red carpet for the ARIA Music Awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Meeting bio medical engineer, Dr Jordan Nguyen, opened up a whole new world of possibilities. Dr Nguyen operates a social business, Psykinetic, aimed at creating futuristic, inclusive and empowering technologies to improve independence and quality of life for people with disabilities. Dr Nguyen quickly discovered Jessica’s pathway aligns extremely well with his vision for Psykinetic, “It is Jess’s will and determination, she just sets her mind to something and she makes it happen. It is really the power of the mind”. After Dr Jordan witness the love Jessica had for live music, he made it his mission to enable her to play an instrument.

2016 saw Jessica perform at the Opera House alongside the Australia Piano Quartet with the world’s first eye controlled instrument by Psykinetic. This performance they bowed to a standing ovation. Jessica has been invited back a number of times to perform with the Australia Piano Quartet.

David Masters

In his role at Microsoft, David leads Microsoft Australia’s public policy engagement and government relations program and is the Disability and Accessibility Lead on the Microsoft Australia Diversity and Inclusion Council. He has been promoting greater accessibility with Microsoft partners and customers in Australia; and was the industry representative on the Standards Australia Committee that formalised Australia’s adoption of the European Accessible ICT Procurement standard, EN301549. David has worked in various roles across the ICT sector over the last two decades. In the early-mid 2000s, he was a policy adviser to three Ministers for Communications, IT and the Arts – advising on ICT industry development, Internet regulation and innovation policies; and prior to joining Microsoft he led Government Business Strategy for HP Enterprise Services.

Larene Le Gassick

I’m a Software Developer and Consultant at ThoughtWorks. I strive to empower teams and companies to create inclusive and accessible products.

Cordelia McGee-Tubb

Cordelia McGee-Tubb is a developer, designer, and cartoonist focused on making the web better for everyone. She’s a lead accessibility engineer at Salesforce and previously led web accessibility at Dropbox. An advocate for digital literacy, Cordelia teaches basic computer and internet skills to senior citizens. In her spare time, she draws autobiographical comics and collects hats shaped like food.

Adem and Sarah

Sarah Pulis and Adem Cifcioglu

Sarah: @sarahtp on Twitter

By day I work to make the world more inclusive as director and cofounder of Intopia. By night I am an a11y avenger, working in the shadows to bring you A11y Bytes and A11y Camp. I’m described as passionate about accessibility… and then some. I also like reading WCAG – don’t hold it against me.

Adem: @ademcifci on Twitter

Adem is a digital accessibility consultant at NAB and co-founder and Director of Accessible Technologies at Intopia. He is also leader of A11y Bytes Melbourne and co-organiser of A11y Camp Sydney. No matter what hat he’s wearing, he is leading the crusade to create universal and barrier free websites.

Sarah Christopher

My name is Sarah Christopher, and I am a Digital Accessibility Analyst for Media Access Australia, in Sydney. I hold an honours degree in Behavioral Science from Flinders University in South Australia, where I majored in psychology and sociology. I have recently entered the field of User Experience Design, and accessibility, and I briefly worked as a User Interface Designer before coming to Media Access Australia. My main interests involve research (theory and methodology), accessibility, user experience design, and social inclusion for people living with disabilities.

Wing Ho

Wing Ho is a front-end developer with a passion for creating great user experience and a mission to spread awareness of such front-end woes. He occasionally dabbles in powerlifting amongst all things tech, and loves meeting other passionate people creating for the web together.

Annie Harper

A self-taught programmer with an origin in Computer Graphic art, Annie was well placed to take advantage of the Virtual Reality boom in Silicon Valley. She spent years inventing new ways Augmented / Mixed reality could be used for Intel. Being a huge believer in equality, she saw the potential for this technology to help with diversity training in companies, by literally putting you in someone else’s shoes. This is why she founded Equal Reality.

Samuel Spencer

Sam Spencer has worked on a number of government agency data and metadata transformation initiatives promoting open-source and open-data in government across a number of data domains including official statistics, health and welfare reform, and the historical political biographies.

Currently Sam works at the CSIRO as the lead developer and co-founder of the Aristotle Metadata Registry, managing the operations of whole-of-government cloud-based metadata management systems. Alongside this he is provides consulting to government agencies helping to create and migrate accurate descriptions of government data.

Lily Ng

Lily Ng

Lily is a senior project manager at Accenture Interactive. She has over 10 years of experience of working in the digital industry on both client side with government as well as within various digital agencies. She is a champion of accessibility, inclusive design and usability and works with teams to create quality digital products with a great user experience.

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Allison Ravenhall

Allison Ravenhall

Allison Ravenhall has worked in IT since 2000, in enough roles to fill a bakery: tester, web dev, team lead, architect, usability and UX consultant, technical writer, trainer, and accessibility consultant. Allison is a Digital Accessibility Sensei at Intopia, helping organisations design and build inclusive websites and apps.

Monica Ella Regalado

Monica Ella Regalado

I’m currently Junior UX Researcher at Airteam and a 3rd year Design Computing student at the University of Sydney. Previously I worked as a Web Accessibility Analyst at Media Access Australia where I learned a lot about how people living with disabilities interact with digital experiences. I love learning about people and am inspired by their stories, not just in design but everywhere else.

ThoughtWorks

Marzena Sokolowska and Emily Siow

Marzena Sokolowska joined ThoughtWorks as a full stack developer in early 2014, full of passion to help other organisations evolve and run successful Agile projects. Prior to that she worked as a software engineer at Capgemini, contributing to systems crucial to some of the biggest companies in Germany. She has a MS in Computer Science.

Emily Siow is a full stack developer at ThoughtWorks. She studied Computer Science at the University of New South Wales where she enjoyed the student life, spent some time at a Sydney startup where she briefly enjoyed the startup life, then decided to join ThoughtWorks where she currently enjoys the consultant life. Follow < a href="https://twitter.com/emsiow">@emsiow on Twitter.

Kurt Heiz

Kurt Heiz

Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft

Ashton Williams

Ashton Williams

@AshtonDev on Twitter

Ashton is a Senior Mobile Engineer at Odecee building iOS apps in Melbourne. He focuses most of his time on build tools, dependency management, building frameworks, and accessibility. Contributor to open source projects such as CocoaPods and Fastlane.

Braedon Reid

Braedon Reid

Braedon is passionate about Front-end Development and making beautiful and functional experiences for all users. Around the office he’s focused on Node JS, design to implementation workflows and all things accessible, outside of the office he’s usually hiking, cycling or gaming.

Rhiana Heath

Rhiana Heath

Rhiana comes from a background of educational psychology with a focus on inclusion, so how to include people of all abilities when designing curriculum and in a classroom setting.

A few years ago she made the switch to becoming a front end developer, which unsurprisingly for her developed with a focus on all user experience, including users with disabilities. She has spoken at a number of meet ups and conferences with the aim of educating people about the importance of accessibility and hoping to inspire them to consider it in their roles as well.

Herin Hentry

Herin Hentry

Follow @HerinHentry on Twitter.

Herin has been a test consultant at Planit Software Testing for nearly 10 years and has vast experience in all facets of testing and domains including Finance, Broadcasting, Telco and specifically leading many web and app testing assignments. For the past 2 years, she has been involved in Accessibility Testing and training test team. She also participated in Open Air 2015 as Accessibility Tester in Down Under team which secured 3rd place. She is very passionate about accessibility and making a difference in people’s life.

Chris Pycroft

Chris Pycroft

Chris Pycroft is a person who dedicates himself to making a difference. Chris has recently joined Intopia as Accessibility Engagement Manager, after 4 years in community engagement, business operation and web accessibility consultancy roles at Media Access Australia. Chris also plays an active role in the governance and development of non-for-profit organisations. He has been the co-convenor of the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby since October 2015 after spending four years on the organisation’s Committee of Management.

Michael Curran

Michael Curran

As a totally blind person, Michael Curran focuses on software development in the area of accessibility, and also is very passionate about helping the blindness community in several ways. Michael has been able to merge both of these passions by creating the first and only free and open source Screen Reader for The Windows Operating System which allows blind and vision impaired people to use Windows for no more cost than their sighted peers. Michael continues to play a leading role in the NVDA screen Reader, both as a core developer, and as an Executive Director of NV Access Limited, the Australian charity he and others set up to promote and develop this now very well known Screen Reader. Through Michael’s work with NVDA and NV Access, he has gained extensive experience in the field of accessibility, including vast knowledge of key accessibility standards, software APIs and best practices. He has fostered relationships with companies such as Mozilla, Microsoft, IBM and Adobe, and has contributed to the accessibility of their respective products.

Wilco Fiers

Wilco Fiers

Wilco is an accessibility technology expert at Deque Systems, Inc. He is founder and chair of the Auto-WCAG community group. Wilco has participated in a variety of accessibility projects such as WAI-AGE, WAI-ACT and EIII as well as being a developer in open source projects such as QuailJS and WCAG-EM Report Tool.

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Jordan Nguyen

Dr Jordan Nguyen

Dr Jordan Nguyen’s mission in life is to improve the lives of as many people as possible and to be a driving force behind positive human and technological evolution into the future. He designs life-changing technologies focusing on intelligent, futuristic and inclusive technology for the disability sector. He believes the relationship between humanity and technology is constantly changing and its role in our lives is becoming more integrated, leading us to a future that is ‘Beyond Superhuman’. A passionate advocate for social change Jordan follows the mantra “One Life, Persist to Improve Many”; he believes each life has the capacity to improve many others, and that this simple idea can change the world.

It was diving into a pool on a hot sunny day, like he and millions of other Australians do all throughout Summer, that changed Jordan’s life course forever. In a dive gone wrong he hit his head on the bottom of the pool which left him confined to bed, unable to move and fearing permanent damage. Suddenly he found himself having to consider life without independence in mobility. Regaining the ability to get out of bed a walk after a whole day of not even being able to roll over, Jordan considered himself incredibly lucky to have escaped without serious damage. As such, this experience prompted him to educate himself about disability and the challenges associated with accessing necessary equipment and resources for independence. Ever since the recovery Jordan has met many people who have continued fuelling his inspiration to create new inclusive technologies in an effort to improve quality of life and independence for people with disability.

Jordan completed a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in 2012, landing in the Chancellor’s List for the top theses across the university. For this Jordan developed a mind-controlled smart wheelchair for people with high-level physical disability. This smart wheelchair uses cameras to view its environment and provides autonomous navigation assistance to the operator whilst they control it purely by thought. This amazing work has led to Jordan being a hot topic of discussion in the media. He has been featured in a range of TV, radio, magazine and newspaper interviews, most notably ABC’s Catalyst and Channel TEN’s The Project. Jordan believes we must be proactive rather than reactive in the face of the rapidly changing landscape of the modern world, and believes that the more people understand the immense potential for technological developments in the near future the easier that becomes. One way he has applied this thinking is through founding Psykinetic, a social business that creates futuristic inclusive technology in order to improve independence and quality of life for people with disability. Psykinetic designs automated systems, robotics, smart interaction technology and medical devices, and the vision is to see many new levels of accessibility and inclusivity facilitated by these innovations.

Another way he achieves this is through his inspirational communication ability. Jordan is a TEDx speaker, and has keynoted at prestigious events such as Think Inc. and Wired for Wonder, among many others. He has shared the stage with a number of influential people, including Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and the one person the late Steve Jobs ever worked for. As a speaker Jordan has the ability to translate highly technical concepts and future trends into clear and concise content, relevant to any organisation looking to proactively embrace and adapt to technological change. He has on several occasions presented internationally at the world’s largest annual biomedical conference, the Engineering for Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC), on advances in intelligent assistive robotics and controlling technology with the power of the mind.

Jordan is on the board of directors for Object: The Australian Design Centre, is a member of the board for the NSW Medical Technology Knowledge Hub, and is a casual academic, all whilst continuing to develop advancement in technology for disability. He is currently working on a TV documentary for the ABC called Becoming Superhuman. Set to air in May 2016 it will showcase some of his latest creations and discuss how our brains are wired to allow us to augment and improve ourselves towards the future of the human race.

Dr Jordan Nguyen is a leader many look to for inspiring others on the future of technology for humanity, purpose, and sustainability, with a core focus on driving positive global impact.

Julie Grundy

Julie Grundy

Julie Grundy is an accessibility consultant who works remotely with the Canadian consultancy Simply Accessible, as well as with Australian clients. She has over 15 years experience as a front-end web developer in the health and education sectors. She believes in the democratic web and aims to unlock digital worlds for as many people as possible. In her spare time, she knits very slowly and chases very quickly after her two whippets.

Dan Moore

Dan Moore

Iain Fraser

Iain Fraser

Jacob Bass

Jacob Bass

Gian Wild

Gian Wild

Gian Wild works in the area of web accessibility: making sure web sites and mobile apps can be used by people with disabilities. She spent six years contributing to the international set of web accessibility guidelines used around the world. She is the CEO and Founder of AccessibilityOz, with offices in Australia and the United States. AccessibilityOz has been operating for five years, with clients including the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Optus, Seek and Foxtel.

Gian spends half the year in Australia and half the year in the United States. She speaks at conferences in Australia, the US, Canada, South America and Europe. In June 2015 Gian presented to the United Nations on the importance of web accessibility at the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Kelly Schulz

Kelly Schulz

Kelly has built her career on being the ‘voice of the customer’ through some of the worst customer experiences a large corporate can inflict on its customers. Her approach to improvements in experience design acknowledges that everyone is unique, and that flexibility, reliability and usability are universal needs. Born with a rare, genetic, eye condition, Kelly can legitimately claim to be “One in Million” and has been legally blind since birth. Kelly brings a perspective and humour to the world that makes accessible design, well… accessible.

Connect with Kelly on LinkedIn

Rick Giner

Rick Giner

@RickGiner on twitter

Rick is a lead Front End Developer with Australia Post, and organiser and contribute to a number of local communities including AngularJS Melbourne and the BuzzConf technology festival. Passionate about dev practises, emerging technology and whisky – he’s always happy to talk tech over a glass as long as there’s a bar open somewhere.

Jason Jinks

Jason Jinks

Tom Bredin-Grey

Tom Bredin-Grey

@tbredin on tiwtter

Tom is a developer devoted to improving the experience of users on the web.

Jacob Zinman-Jeanes

Jacob Zinman-Jeanes

@jzjeanes on twitter

Jacob is a designer who regularly lectures at design schools. He’s a passionate speaker who knows three jokes.

Adem Cifcioglu

@ademcifci on Twitter

Adem is a digital accessibility consultant at NAB and co-founder and Director of Accessible Technologies at Intopia. He is also leader of A11y Bytes Melbourne and co-organiser of A11y Camp Sydney. No matter what hat he’s wearing, he is leading the crusade to create universal and barrier free websites. Adem has been known to talk about getting his Tankchair out to roll over people who were getting in his way of him being an A11y Avenger. He’s joking… we think.

Sarah

Sarah Pulis

By day I work to make the world more inclusive as director and cofounder of Intopia. By night I am an a11y avenger, working in the shadows to bring you A11y Bytes and A11y Camp. I’m described as passionate about accessibility… and then some. I also like reading WCAG – don’t hold it against me.

Ben Buchanan

@200okpublic on Twitter

I’m passionate about accessibility and web standards. The technology exists to provide rich web communications which remain accessible to all people… I believe the web industry needs create sites for users, not in spite of them. I also believe the web industry is maturing, with professional organisations to support workers; and rigorous development processes becoming the norm for web teams everywhere.

I currently work as the Interface Architect for Ansarada (Sydney, Australia).

Gisele Mesnage

Gisele has been blind since birth. Digital technology has empowered her in many ways to live a more independent life, but accessibility barriers are still a daily reality. Gisele founded the Digital Gap Initiative in 2014 to campaign for legislation to help to bring down these barriers.

Charissa Ramirez

Charissa is a graphic designer who loves to analyse and simplify processes by creating ‘workflows’.

Her current project involves PDFs but she is keen to explore other digital technologies in the future. The first time she got her first accessibility project, she has never stopped reading, learning, enquiring, testing, and documenting steps and errors, and would love to meet others who share the same passion as well as ‘frustrations’ in making accessible digital documents.

If she is not at work or with friends and family, she is following up LinkedIn forums or attending Meetups, MOOCs, UX and accessibility events, such as the A11y Camp.

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Andrew Downie

If not quite scoring an awesome, at least my decades of accessibility experience should be enlightening. I bring a reasonable level of coding and standards knowledge, together with first-hand experience of using a screen reader to access online information. While I have been called a cynic, I aim to be constructive and relish opportunities offered by technology.

Andrew Arch

Andrew Arch works as a digital accessibility consultant with Intopia.

For the previous 2.5 years he worked in the Digital Transformation Office on the Digital Service Standard and supporting guidance with a particular interest in ensuring the widest range of users are assisted to interact digitally. From 2011 to 2014 he was part of the team in the Dept of Finance responsible for the supporting the implementation of the Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy for the Australian government to adopt WCAG 2.0.

Andrew has a long history with web accessibility, including working with the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative and with Vision Australia. He has also been a member of the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative’s Education and Outreach Working Group since 2001 to promote awareness, understanding, and implementation of web accessibility.

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Ross Mullen

Ross Mullen is a public servant working at the Shared Services Centre for the Federal Government in Canberra. He has 8 years’ experience as a web application developer and for the past 3 years has been working on web accessibility for a range of large and small Government web applications. His accessibility work on a Whole of Government web application project has led him to focus on documenting third party toolkits and plugins.

Russ Weakley

Russ Weakley

@russmaxdesign on Twitter

Russ Weakley is a world-renowned CSS expert, with a detailed knowledge of web design and development. Russ chairs the Web Standards Group (WSG) and produced a series of widely acclaimed online resources and tutorials on CSS, HTML and accessibility.

Sean Curtis

I’ve spoken at the last two A11y Bytes events and I’m really excited about how web components can help improve the accessibility of the web. I’m hoping my excitement and passion can inspire others.

Meera Pankhania

@Meera404 on Twitter

Meera has over ten years of experience spread across client-side, digital agencies and consultancies and has acquired expertise in the different disciplines required to create and advocate inclusive user experience. She is the former Head of Accessibility and Usability at AbilityNet, a pan disability charity in the UK, who were a member of the working group that co-authored British Standard 8878; and has hands-on experience in providing consultancy on embedding web accessibility into organisations.

Lisa Herrod

@scenariogirl and @inclusiveUX on Twitter

Lisa is the Principal User Experience Researcher at Inclusive UX specialising in Inclusive Research practices with diverse audiences, such as people with disabilities.

She has been working on the web for over 16 years, with the past 12 focusing on user research, accessibility and inclusive research practices.

Andrew Normand

Andrew Normand

@Andrew_Normand on Twitter

Andrew is the Web Accessibility Lead at the University of Melbourne. Over the past 5 years he has employed 30 students with hearing, vision, mobility and cognitive impairments, to conduct user experience testing. Together they identify barriers to access, prepare guides for academics and provide training to university staff.

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