Professor Jonathan Hassell, Chief Executive
Jonathan is one of the top digital usability & accessibility thought leaders in the world. He has over 16 years’ experience in identifying new directions and challenges in digital accessibility, finding best practice process and technology solutions to these challenges, authoring international standards and presenting best practices to conference audiences across the world. After leading the writing of British Accessibility Standards BS 8878 in 2010, he is currently leading work at ISO to convert BS 8878 into the new international standard ISO 30071-1.
He leads Hassell Inclusion’s team of accessibility experts providing strategic accessibility transformation services to organisations worldwide. He specialises in: training and consultancy to embed accessibility strategically within the software development lifecycle process, leadership of innovative digital projects to make inclusion easier and cheaper to implement, and creation of best-practice international web standards.
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Graham Armfield, Accessibility Manager
Graham has over 10 years experience in accessibility and is an experienced website developer and trainer of developers in web and mobile accessibility. With a background in development in large and small organisations, he upskills developers through our developer training, provides on-site embedded accessibility support to help teams avoid and fix accessibility issues, and provides demonstrations of accessibility tools and assistive technologies to enable everyone to understand the user experiences people with disabilities have with websites and mobile apps. He is also an active member of the Make WordPress Accessible team, working to improve levels of accessibility within the most popular web CMS in the world.
Joshue O-Connor, Accessibility Manager
Josh has over 10 years of conducting and leading accessibility test projects across websites and mobile apps, with a particular current interest in react and making component libraries accessible. He is the co-chair of WCAG, leading in the creation of the technical accessibility standards used by organisations all over the world, such as the recently published WCAG 2.1 guidelines.
Robert Wemyss, Accessibility Manager
Rob has over 10 years experience in accessibility, working across the retail and financial industries as a strategic lead and accessibility specialist. He has experience designing, building, testing, managing and launching accessible web products and services, from simple websites to multi- million pound applications.
Yacoob Woozer, Accessibility Manager
Yacoob has over 10 years experience of making accessibility real in both Government and corporate environments in accessibility and IT roles, backed with his Master’s degree in Digital Inclusion. He is passionate about all things inclusive and accessible especially as they relate to digital, with a particular interest in the accessibility of digital documents and content. He always looks to balance business and customer needs to ensure a practical, impactful and efficient way forwards.