Panellist: Neil Jarvis

A light-skinned man (Neil) with short grey hair smiles warmly at the camera.

About Neil

Neil is an Digital Accessibility obsessive with over 30 years’ experience, working for not-for-profit, governmental and private sector organisations.

He is a Senior Accessibility consultant at Intopia, focusing on the company's strategic accessibility work with a wide variety of clients in Australia, New Zealand and North America. He gets a thrill out of talking about policy, legislation and planning for accessibility.

Earlier in his career, Neil spent ten years on the Leadership Team of the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the blind, establishing its digital library and spearheading it’s international relations work. He played a leading role in the international campaign for the adoption and implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty, an international copyright exceptions instrument helping to end the book famine experienced by blind and low vision people around the world. He was also a leading member of the Transforming Braille Group, an international consortium which designed and helped bring to market the world’s first electronic braille device for less than US$500.

Neil's experience as a blind user of technology and accessible solutions informs his work as a professional in the field.