2022 to Present
I work with different teams across the globe, using my thorough knowledge of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, to help make different platforms, products, and services as accessible to as many people as possible.
A large part of my role is to conduct detailed accessibility audits different websites and applications, using my detailed knowledge of HTML, CSS and WAI-ARIA (which I have previously taught). I also use a variety of assistive technologies such as screen readers (NVDA, Voice Over, Narrator) and speech recognition software, alongside browser and application developer tools - to test services, identify problems and work through solutions. As part of the auditing process, I identify and agree samples with service teams, suggest remediation for any issues discovered, discuss technical detail with development teams, and write clear audit documents - focussing on consistency and quality. I also create Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACRs) and EU accessibility statements for teams in order to convey their compliance with accessibility legislation.
Part of my role at TetraLogical has been investigating how new and emerging technologies can be made accessible. I am a member of the W3C's immersive web working group, as I work on a prototype for accessible 3D models, and augmented reality using the new WebXR API.
2021 to 2022
I worked with service delivery teams across the organisation, to help make public services as accessible to as many people as possible.
A large part of my role was to conduct detailed accessibility audits and design reviews of websites and applications. In order to make the process as effective as possible, I also created and reviewed accessibility statements for service teams as I developed a clear understanding of the Public Sector Bodies Accessibility 2018 legislation as well as the needs of those that I worked with.
During my time at Defra, I developed clear guidance and methods for testing native Android and iOS applications. To create this guidance, I worked collaboratively with those in the Central Digital and Data Office's accessibility monitoring team and helped create a cross-government mobile accessibility community to enable further collaboration and support.
2018 to 2021
I worked with multiple higher education institutions, helping to implement a revolutionary, award winning, student management system. I focussed on user experience and accessibility through the development of a UX process at the company both in the UK and Australia. A large part of my role was designing easy to use, accessible products, balancing the understanding of user needs and technical challenges to create useful systems that could be delivered to universities across the world.
I led the development of an accessible, theme-able design system to be used across all SkillsForge customers with the use of Nunjucks, Gulp and Sass. I managed the project, communicated timelines and workloads with the team and mentored an apprentice at the same time. Additionally, I chaired monthly design planning and design review meetings and had a seat at the fortnightly company release planning meetings, at which I gathered requirements for the design team and provided progress updates.
I further developed my understanding of web accessibility by undertaking formal training with the Web Design Academy (in 2019) as well as working with the Human Computer Interaction team at the University of York's Computer Science department. These experiences stand out as providing me with a solid understanding of accessibility and provided me with a platform to conduct the testing of software with people with disabilities.
Graduate Teaching Assistant in Website Design
University of York
University of York
I worked with the head of Interactive Media, Dr Jenna Ng. I researched independently, effectively organising materials to assist with research of a topic used for an Dr Ng's publication: The Post-Screen Through Virtual Reality, Holograms and Light Projections. I planned the workload and managed it effectively by myself alongside my final year deadlines and the organising of the Interactive Media Showcase.
Technology and Operations Summer Intern
I worked on a multi-million pound, UK wide, project. I organised reports and extrapolated data to communicate clear and informative messages to the project management team. I developed a new system for reporting IT issues within the project and oversaw the implementation of this method. I managed my time in a pro-active way to learn as much as possible from the experience and used this as an opportunity to learn about different roles within the company.