Accessibility Hall of Fame
The Accessibility Hall of Fame recognises individuals who have made significant contributions to the promotion and adoption of digital access within their working environment and community.
The nomination process encourages people with disability, their families and carers to acknowledge a person who has worked to make a significant difference in their life. Inductees into the Accessibility Hall of Fame are announced every two years at the Australian Access Awards.
2021 – Jane Ots
Jane Ots has worked in accessibility since 2017 as a key driver of accessibility initiatives at GESB, the WA State Government superannuation fund. In her capacity as Digital Communication Specialist, she led the successful implementation of the GESB website and other online initiatives to achieve outstanding compliance against WCAG 2.0 level AA criteria. Jane has been instrumental in helping GESB embed accessibility into culture, training and practice, and is providing her expertise as a member of GESB’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan committee.
2019 – Gian Wild
Gian has worked in the accessibility industry since 1998. She spent seven years on the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group, contributed to the W3C Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group and the W3C Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines Working Group, and spent six years contributing to the development of WCAG2. Gian has worked with the United Nations, and is the founder of AccessibilityOz.