My name is Nicolas Steenhout.
I speak, consult, and write about inclusion, accessibility and disability.

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Email me: nic@incl.ca

Speaking

I am available to speak on a variety of accessibility, disability and inclusion topics. I have presented at conferences in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. I have conducted training for local, provincial and federal government organisations. I have also worked with small and large companies.

I am fully bilingual in English and French.

Upcoming Gigs

  • "L'évolution des technologies d'assistance dans les produits de tous les jours"
    A11y Québec, Québec, QC. September 30, 2015
  • "Accessibility and Security"
    Linux.conf.au, Geelong, Australia. February 1-6, 2016

Consulting

I work with you and your teams to identify and solve a variety of accessibility issues.

Accessibility Audits

I audit websites for accessibility. Sites are reviewed manually, using a variety of tools, for compliance against relevant standards (such as WCAG), and best practices. I provide a detailed report explaining the barriers found on the site, and where possible, suggesting fixes.

Technical Support

I offer technical support to developers to rectify and remediate accessibility barriers.

Writing

Articles

Several of my articles have been published in print and web magazines.

How-To Manuals

I write simple, clear and concise documentation, presented in accessible formats.

Blogging

And of course I blog on this site and as a guest blogger on a variety of topics around accessibility, inclusion and disability.

There are legal, commercial and human reasons to implement accessibility