Hi! 👋 I'm Roel Van Gils.
I'm a Digital Accessibility Expert. I'm dedicated to helping organisations deliver digital products and services that anyone can use, including people with sensory, physical or cognitive impairments.
I mostly work on the accessibility (and conformance) of websites, mobile apps (iOS and Android) and digital documents. More recently, I've started exploring the exciting possibilities of Voice Interfaces, Augmented Reality and Ubiquitous Computing.
- I have a solid background in Front-end Web Development and User Experience Design. Having a disability myself, I believe it's essential to involve users with varying challenges and backgrounds as early as possible in the process of designing digital products and services.
- For the past 12 years, I have specialized in testing and remediating technical and content related accessibility issues, using industry standards such as WCAG 2.1 and EN 301 549. I'm a certified Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) and a proud member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals.
- I enjoy coaching Product Owners, UX/UI Designers, Front-end Developers and Content Creators on the subjects of Digital Accessibility, Inclusive Design, and WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines).
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow me on Twitter or reach out on LinkedIn to get in touch. For super urgent matters, I carry a phone with me as well: +32 473 88 18 06.