- I am a senior accessibility consultant at The Paciello Group.
- Until August 2013, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the
School of Computing at the
University of Dundee.
- My current interests lie predominately in the creation of usable and accessible Web sites (and
other contemporary technologies) for diverse groups of users, in particular for disabled and older users.
- PhD (2008) and
MSc (2003) in Applied Computing, University of Dundee.
- BA (Hons) (1998) in Accounting, University of Abertay Dundee.
- Strong awareness of current Web accessibility guidelines and legislation.
- Significant working knowledge of HTML and
- Reasonable working knowledge of Ruby on Rails and PHP.
- Strong written and spoken communication skills.
- Regularly engage in public speaking at academic conferences and other events both within the UK and overseas.
- Experience in providing hands-on training in accessible web design and evaluation.
- Experience in organising and carrying out user-centred design sessions with diverse groups of people,
including disabled and older users.
- I play keyboards, and am a big fan of putting together my own silly
remixes and mashups, although
sadly not as often as I'd like these days. If you're interested in listening to
examples, check out:
- I'm also a bit of a foreign language buff, which is partly why I created
I've been studying Danish over the past seven years or so, and I've
also dabbled in German, Spanish, Scottish Gaelic and Mandarin Chinese. When I say "dabbled", I mean I have
various Teach Yourself courses sitting on a bookshelf at
home waiting to be studied!
- During the summer months, I try to do a bit of
walking and cycling.
- I'm an extremely amateur photographer. Check out my efforts
on Flickr, which also covers another interest -