InterAccess – Web Accessibility Consultancy

Joshue O Connor – Director / InterAccess

Joshue O Connor - Founder InterAccess

InterAccess is Ireland’s leading accessibility consultancy. It was founded by Joshue O Connor who is an experienced technology consultant and internationally recognised expert in the field of inclusive design and accessible web, mobile and application development.

Josh is ex co-chair of the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group at the W3C, and editor of the new WCAG 2.1 accessibility standard. He has an MSc in Assistive Technology and Universal Design, is a published author on accessible web development and design, and is active in the international standards development community.

Josh has skills in the areas of accessible UX, web/mobile design and application development with 15 years experience working directly with people with disabilities, Assistive Technology, and the web.

A core principle of the InterAccess modus operandi, is ‘real world’ accessible solutions. We pride ourselves in practical expertise that reflects in our working methodology and will help you upgrade your skills and experience while you design and develop accessible inclusive digital services.

Saleem Rahman – Senior Accessibility Consultant

Saleem Rahman - Senior Accessibility consultant with InterAccess

Saleem is a skilled coder, developer and accessibility QA tester and has worked with for InterAccess on accessibility projects with Aer Lingus, ESB, financial services company FEXCO, transit company RouteMatch as well as Failte Ireland.

Saleem has a Bachelors of Science in Computing and Information Technology (Hons).

As an expert screen reader user both personally and professionally – Saleem has a deep knowledge of screen reader functionality and behaviour on mobile, and desktop environments.

This deeper understanding that Saleem brings to our clients helps them to create more accessible and pleasant user experiences for people with disabilities.

Saleem has been using JAWS for more than 10 years – and is expert in QA testing using NVDA, VoiceOver (iOS and Mac) – as well as trouble shooting accessibility issues when auditing against WCAG 2.0.

Saleem also writes regularly on the InterAccess blog about his adventures as an accessibility consultant and QA tester (who is also a screen reader user) and the challenges of using JIRA and accessible Android app development.

Pat Cullen – Accessibility Consultant and Trainer

Pat Cullen - Accessibility consultant with InterAccess

Pat Cullen has been working in the accessibility field for 3 years as an accessibility auditor, team lead and consultant. He has worked closely with testers, developers, designers, product owners and senior management to help them understand the accessibility auditing process and provide advice and training during accessibility engagements.

Pat has performed hundreds of audits using all of the major accessibility environments on commercial websites and applications and he is equally at home with mobile or desktop accessibility testing.

His favourite accessibility activities include: keyboard testing, colour selection, improving best practice, Accessibility QA training, design review, solution advice, testing verification in Agile and helping our clients to understand and satisfy the WCAG 2.1 success criteria.

InterAccess credentials

W3C Invited Expert

Auditing, ux & Consultancy experience

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    Seasoned Accessibility Auditor of Websites, Web applications and mobile apps.

  • 02

    Consulted with over 60 public sector and private sector organisations.

  • 03

    Expert Assistive Technology knowledge from over 12 years hands on experience of working directly with people with disabilities.

  • 04

    Experienced UX analyst: facilitating user tests doing requirements gathering and testing with many users with diverse/multimodal requirements and technology needs.

Project management, Writing & Research