Accessibility Assessor : Non-Mouse

Years with Shaw

Disability with a little background

Following treatment for cancer, I have developed a physical impairment which affect my neck, shoulder, and arm.

Previous work or background

I have always worked in full time positions. I have degree in computer studies and Early Childhood studies, both achieved with honours. Have 30 years’ expertise in Early years and childcare. I am also a qualified tutor.

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

My disability had opened a new world for me. For me, Accessibility Team is group of untapped highly skilled individuals with a passion and niche expertise in making world wide web truly inclusive. Being part of the Accessibility Team allows me to contribute to change society’s perception of disability and help to find simple solutions that make a big impact.

Why does accessibility matter?

Accessibility provides a platform for equity for everyone. Technology is used increasingly, especially over the last few years, as a tool for communication, platform for business and for school. Disability can occur in childhood or developed at later life. It is important to ensure accessible technology becomes the norm in society to ensure inclusivity for all ages and disabilities. Therefore, it is vital that organisations do all they can to make sure that their websites so that their product and services can reach and be used by everyone.

How do clients benefit from your input?

Within the Accessibility services team, I test the website using the only the keyboard. Disabled users may have a range of difficulties with motor skills. This includes older users who may have deteriorating motor skills and who prefer to switch between mouse and keyboard. These