Part of a Whole

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

About

Nicolas Steenhout

Nic is passionate and knowledgeable about web accessibility. He first encountered HTML in 1994. He “played” with websites for a few years and began developing websites for small non-profit organisations on a regular basis after that.

Nic’s experience in web development gave him the opportunity to work with designers, programmers, developers, QA testers, database specialists, server engineers and many others. He understands the issues, and he understands the lingo.

During his work with Centers for Independent Living, he worked directly with people with a wide range of disabilities, including but not limited to vision impairments, hearing impairments, mobility impairments, and cognitive disabilities. His interaction with people with disabilities gave him a keen understanding of the very real barriers faced by people on the web. As manager of large non-profits organisations, he developed extensive understanding of business owner’s needs.

Nic has worked on multiple small projects as well as several large development projects, such as Mambo and Joomla!. He is adaptable and flexible.

This combination of skills and experience provides a unique perspective.