Bim Egan

Bim Egan

“Bim is a long term member of the web accessibility community, and has worked with many organisations over the last 17 years, assisting their progress toward inclusion. After working at the BBC as a web author, journalist and accessibility evangelist, she joined RNIB and became the technical lead in its Web Accessibility Team, project-managing audits on the websites of an impressive portfolio of blue-chip companies and local authorities.

After leaving RNIB, she joined W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative team as a Web Accessibility Specialist and An active member of the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG. With EOWG members’ help she created the first version of WAI’s accessibility tutorial that remains a source of reliable information for people at the start of the accessibility learning journey.
When the W3C contract ended, she joined other former RNIB colleagues to form a small digital accessibility partnership called AccessEquals. The company has retained some high level UK NGO clients as well as organisations in the USA.
Most of Bim’s current work involves web site and mobile app accessibility evaluation, though she has run several workshops to help clients gain a deeper understanding of the subject and what impact inaccessible content has on people with disabilities. When this is impractical, she creates screencast videos to illustrate issues that may be difficult to appreciate if only described in text.
Bim is only available for contract work.”