Accessibility Assessor: Low Vision

Years with Shaw

Disability with a little background

Have been a Type 1 Diabetic for the past 40 years and has affected my vision, Ocular Hypertension in the left eye and a macular hole in the right. Recently had two heart attacks during covid and am in the process of regaining my confidence and strength.

Previous work or background

Attended Art College after leaving school and then worked in retail for 25 years where I ended up as a store manger for a large high street retail company. Also was a Disc Jockey for 32 years and am now a Shared Lives Carer.

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

Working as part of a team that can make a difference to encourage sites to be more accessible for users with certain disabilities. By testing websites for their accessibility and reporting faults and recommendations that could be made to improve them may benefit other users and easier to access. Also, companies may recognize the importance of reaching out to other users so they can browse through their websites with ease.

Why does accessibility matter?

Being able to browse sites that are Accessibility friendly can give users the opportunity to access sites with confidence to find information, make secure purchases and any other correspondence to be conducted on the internet, as IT is the way forward.

How do clients benefit from your input?

Clients can benefit by recognizing the importance for their sites being accessible that will invite more users with disabilities to access and browse. This, in turn, will keep that person using the client’s site, giving them a greater visitor rate.