About

My name’s Fiona and I’m Director of Software Development at Xibis. We make bespoke websites, apps and IoT solutions. I still manage to get stuck in with development fairly often, primarily in C#, ASP.NET MVC.  I’m rarely working on the same project for more than a month or two, which is something I love as it helps me learn and improve.

Why Accessibility?

My experience of making websites accessible is that it can take quite a lot of effort, particularly if you aren’t starting from scratch. It’s always easier to consider accessibility from the start of a build.

I wrote a blog post about accessibility on my old developer blog and it was really popular, so I decided to learn more about it.

My aim with this site is to provide guidance, plugins and tools to help developers make their sites more accessible. This would be a much more interesting story if I required assistive technology myself or had a close family member that did. In fact, I just feel like it is a very neglected aspect of software development that has the potential to make lives easier. Knowing how inaccessible most websites are, browsing must be a real struggle for some users, and I’d like to make it better.

Contact Me

Send me an email at fiona@myaccessible.website or find me on social media.

In the Press

Website Magazine – November 2015 – Designing for Web Accessibility

Speaking

E-Commercial Conference 2015 – Mobile Apps vs Responsive Sites

E-Commercial Conference 2015

Hobbies and Artwork

I’m a pretty creative person and so if I’m not getting enough chances to play with UX at work, I paint my nails with detailed art and blog about it over at my other site, POW Nails. I also make jewellery and have an Etsy shop, mainly as an excuse to buy more things to craft with.

Some of my nail art and jewellery

Recently, I’ve been doing ink and watercolour paintings of Pokemon.

Painting of a Bulbasaur