Accessibility Assessor: Deaf / Hard of Hearing

Years with Shaw


Disability with a little background

I have been deaf since birth as my mother had German measles when she was pregnant with me. I grew up lip-reading and learnt sign language at school.

Previous work or background

I worked for Remploy for 17 years then a Postman for 1 year.

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

I’m pleased to be part of the Accessibility Team as we are working together to make the web more accessible for all disabled users.

Why does accessibility matter?

Because all users should have equal access to information regardless if they are deaf, blind or physically disabled.

How do clients benefit from your input?

Clients learn how members of the deaf community access information. That videos need subtitles or transcripts, and users need more contact details and not only a phone number.