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About Mark Wilcock

https://markwilcock.com/about/

Motivated, passionate and professional Accessibility & Digital Inclusion Specialist CPWA Certified with 6 years’ experience at Atos within the Accessibility & Digital Inclusion department.

Co-Chair for the development of the Digital Accessibility Specialist Apprenticeship standard. A member of the IAAP and ex-contributing member of the W3C WCAG Working Group for WCAG 2.1 and COGA Task Force.

Work Experience

Atos

Oct 2014 - Present

Atos Expert - Immersive Experience

Jan 2020 - Present

Accessibility & Digital Inclusion Specialist

Feb 2018 - Present

Working in a team and independently to provide reasonable adjustments, technical advice and recommendations both proactively and retrospectively.

Clients included large multinational companies, pharmaceutical companies and governmental departments.

  • Audit web applications against relevant recommendations/standards in addition to assistive technology tools.
  • Training and mentoring of co-workers and new starters (inc. production of training materials).
  • End User Compute services, and service desk activities (inc. support, escalations and ordering).
  • Service management and Change management.
  • Provide technical guidance to clientele in relation to accessibility, usability and user experience.
  • Proactively promote best practices and guidance about accessibility.
  • Work both in a team and independently on tasks.
  • Provide design and technical advice and guidance proactively regarding systems.
  • Provide reasonable adjustments for Atos’ employees and clientele.
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript and the concepts of web accessibility.
  • Knowledge of the principles of website design.
  • Written and verbal communication.

Atos Expert - Infrastructure & Data Management Digital Workplace

Aug 2017 - Jan 2020

Focus Area - Digital Workplace & Accessibility

Junior Accessibility & Digital Inclusion Specialist

Oct 2014 - Feb 2018

  • Audit web and compiled applications against relevant recommendations/standards in addition to assistive technology tools.
  • Provide technical guidance to clientele in relation to accessibility, usability and user experience.
  • Proactively promote best practices and guidance about accessibility.
  • Work both in a team and independently on tasks.
  • Conduct assessments using various assistive technologies on both mobile (iOS, Android, Windows) and desktop (Windows, macOS) operating systems.
  • Provide design and technical advice and guidance proactively in regards to systems.
  • Provide reasonable adjustments for Atos’ employees and clientele.
  • Written and verbal communication.
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and the concepts of web accessibility.
  • Knowledge of the principles of website design.

World Wide Web Consortium

Jun 2017 - Aug 2018

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group & Cognitive Accessibility Task Force

Work with a dedicated team of highly skilled accessibility professionals to create the Web Content Accessibility Standards, researched concepts, built consensus, develop techniques, reviewed submitted techniques and comment on proposals.

  • Member of the W3C WCAG Working Group contributing in the creation of accessibility standards, which are accepted as the benchmark worldwide.
  • Contributing member of the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities (COGA) Task Force, under the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group. The aim of the Task Force is to incorporate requirements for people with cognitive disabilities into WCAG 2.1.

Education

Bachelor of Science Digital & Technology Solutions First Class Honours

University of Roehampton 2016 - 2020


Certification

Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) Certification

International Association of Accessibility Professionals - Issued Feb 2020

Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) Certification

International Association of Accessibility Professionals - Issued Feb 2020

Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) Certification

International Association of Accessibility Professionals - Issued Dec 2017

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level

The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) March 2016