About us

We’re an experienced team of accessibility specialists skilled in testing, training, fixing code and assisting companies in their efforts to make their web sites and applications accessible to the widest possible audience.

We can slot into your team, working remotely or in your offices, and help you establish and meet your accessibility targets.

Bim Egan

Bim is a long term member of the web accessibility community, and has worked with many organisations assisting their progress toward inclusion. After working at the BBC, she joined RNIB and became the technical lead in its Web Accessibility Team, project-managing audits on the websites of an impressive portfolio of blue-chip companies and local authorities.

Her most recent post was as a Web Accessibility Specialist with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative team, and a member of the Education and Outreach Working Group.

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Stephen Beckett

Stephen's eclectic past and present includes physics, mathematics and fine art. He is a web accessibility expert and coder with experience that stretches back to Fortran and assembly code and includes .NET, PHP, CSS and HTML5.

Stephen has worked for many organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors. When RNIB relaunched its website in 2008, he was solely responsible for the organisation's most accessible front-end to date. He has recently played a pivotal accessibility role in the rebuild of an NHS web application.

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William Gates

William has been creating and maintaining websites for blue-chip companies for many years, and developed a real passion for accessibility when he joined RNIB in 2008.

He is familiar with most of the well known CMS’s, and his most recent work has focused on producing performant, responsive front ends for very high traffic Drupal sites for central government and the voluntary sector.

William is great at thinking outside the box about accessibility issues that don't have easy solutions. His patience, positivity and enthusiasm are highly infectious.

What's in a name?

We called our partnership AccessEquals to give a flavour of both what web accessibility means to disabled people and what we do to help you achieve it.

For the millions of web site users with disabilities, web accessibility means that they get equal treatment.

  • Captions on videos mean that Deaf people can enjoy them too;
  • Good coding of forms makes them easier to fill in for people who can't use a mouse;
  • Careful page structure helps blind people navigate to and understand the information published on your web pages.

We're here to help you and your web team or developers recognise and understand the techniques that achieve this level of equality.

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