The Centre For Accessibility (CFA) Australia is proud to announce that Dr Scott Hollier has been appointed as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
The appointment of Dr Hollier reflects the mission of CFA Australia as a disability-led organisation that focuses on directly supporting independence through access to digital technologies.
Scott’s credentials include a specialty in the field of digital accessibility and is the author of the book ‘Outrunning the Night: a life journey of disability, determination and joy’. Scott’s former roles include Director of Digital Access at Media Access Australia, a digital access consultancy business and other roles in the corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors.
Scott also holds academic positions at Edith Cowan University and the University of South Australia, and is an Invited Expert for the W3C Accessible Platform Architectures Research Questions Task Force along with Board positions with DADAA and ASCCA. Scott is legally blind and as such has both a professional and personal understanding of the importance of accessibility.
In response to the appointment, Dr Hollier stated that “I’m grateful to the CFA Australia Board for their confidence in me to guide the operational aspects of CFA Australia. It’s a great opportunity to advocate for improvements in digital access and to further support the take-up of digital access through this fantastic social movement.”
Additional information about the services of CFA Australia and how organisations and individuals can join as a member will be released in the coming weeks.