Often when people talk about accessibility, it appears to be this binary thing. Something either is or isn’t accessible. And that’s true, but it also isn’t.
Hi, I'm Erik. I'm disabled and doing it anyway.
- What: Accessibility, Inclusive Design and Design Systems
- With: Large organizations, managers, developers and designers
- Where: Open source, finance, government and retail
- How: Consultancy with a strong focus on results
- Assess - We explore what the current status is. Contact me to have a chat!
- Fix - It's time to improve what's there, and start looking forward. Put out some fires and build a strategy.
- Ingrain - You want long lasting solutions. Let's boost the knowledge of your entire organization! How about a workshop, a training, or great documentation?
Pick my brain. Let's work together, address your specific needs and make something great!Contact me
My toolbox includes
- Everything Microsoft
- Everything Google
- Everything Adobe
And the list goes on. Let's just say, I can handle whatever you throw at me.
- Web Accessibility Specialist
- First certified Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) in the Netherlands
- Professional Scrum Product Owner
- Certified Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)
- Facilitating the community and meetups of the Dutch platform for Inclusive Design & Accessibility (IDEA11Y)
Blog, latest writings
Look at modern websites at you'll see their code covered in aria-roles: a pretty <div> with role="button" here, a nice <a> with role="link" further along, and so on. But what is an aria-role, and what does it actually do?
The anchor link is one of the most elemental of HTML-elements. The idea of linking things is kind of the core idea of HyperText (the HT in both HTML and HTTP). And oh my, do we love to (ab)use links on the web! But what should be inside a link?
I’ve spent years working in accessibility doing everything from printing and hanging up posters, to joining and leading a Design Systems team. These days I apply my experience as a freelance consultant and these are a few of the things I’ve done recently.