Abi James is an experienced digital accessibility consultant and researcher, working in the assistive technology and accessibility field since 2001.
She has led several projects to develop and deploy assistive technologies and accessibile web applications in the public and private sector as well as contributed to education sector and government groups on policies impacting digital accessibility and inclusion.
Between 2016 and 2019 she was a research fellow with the ECS Accessibility Team working on the Slidewiki project. She also contributed to the MOOCAP online accessibility courses. Since then she has returned to the private sector and is currently an accessibility consultant within the financial sector. As a visiting researcher, she continues to collaborate with the team on projects related to advancing accessibility standards, embedding training and processes in large organisations and improving accessibility best practices for people with cognitive and learning disabilities.
Research interests include...
Advancing accessibility standards.
Embedding training and processes in organisations.
Improving accessibility bestpractices for people with cognitive disabilities.