We’ve been working in the accessibility field since 1999. Our company is lead by Derek Featherstone, internationally renowned speaker, author and accessibility expert. We help our clients with three core accessibility needs:
- Taking Stock: we assess your current level of accessibility so that you know where you stand.
- Chart a Course: based on that assessment, we help you figure out where you need to go and how you’re going to get there
- Learn to do it yourself: Part of getting there is working with your teams to ensure that they get the knowledge and skills that you need to be self-sufficient.
We also provide on-going monitoring and evaluation of the accessibility of your redesign efforts, or new web sites and applications. Why? Because you need to know if you’re hitting the mark.
Who We Are
Derek Featherstone is an internationally-known speaker and authority on accessibility and web development. He is the lead of Simply Accessible Inc., a leading firm that delivers insightful and creative accessibility consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, educational institutions, public utilities, government agencies and other private sector clients.
Elle has extensive accessibility experience, spending the last 4.5 years as the Accessibility Program Co-ordinator for a Fortune 100 Healthcare company. She has been focused on creating stellar web experiences since 1997 when she started her web design career with positions focusing on creating web content, fostering community on the web, and ensuring equal access to the web as a platform.
Jeff Smith is our lead developer and designer. When we need to turn a vision into reality, he's the person that gets it done, whether it's working on one of the many apps we've built for our clients, writing code to help you make it more accessible, or designing an interface that just works. Jeff lives and breathes the web and relishes the potential that it holds for everyone.
During the last decade, Joanna Briggs has created the information, interaction and interface design for many large Canadian organizations including four of the five banks, three automobile manufacturers, two large technology companies and one transit authority. For more than two years, she has worked with us to create accessible and engaging user experiences.
Karl comes to the Simply Accessible team with nearly a dozen years of professional experience in web design/ development and over 8 years experience doing usability and accessibility consulting for some of the largest E-commerce & software companies in the world as well as some of the largest US Federal agencies.
Robert brings over a dozen years of web design, development, and management experience to the Simply Accessible team. With project management and client relations experience serving clients from start-ups to some of the largest corporations in the world, Robert's communication and team building skills are focused on keeping communication flowing and projects moving forward at all times.