Position/Role

Accessibility Assessor: Screen Reader

Years with Shaw

6

Disability with a little background

I lost my sight when I was 29 through diabetes.

Previous work or background

Horse riding instructor.

Why are you proud to be part of the Accessibility Team?

I am proud to be part of the accessibility team, knowing that the work I do assessing web sites to be accessible to other screen reader users, will benefit them. In addition, also assisting clients that recognise the benefit of having their sites accessible.

Why does accessibility matter?

The internet is a great way of gaining knowledge, getting information and buying products and therefore should allow a Screen Reader User to be equally informed and able to access all information and the option to buy - the same as anyone else. Without these changes, some sites will not give these opportunities.

How do clients benefit from your input?

The clients that we work for benefit from our assessments to allow a more diverse visitor to their site; from my point of view to be accessible for people who use Screen Reader software. This in turn will keep that person using the client’s site, giving them a greater visitor rate.