Mike Gifford

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Mike Gifford is the founder and president of OpenConcept Consulting Inc., which he started in 1999. Since then he has been active in developing and enhancing open-source content management systems to facilitate client control over their content.

Passionate about building communities of collaboration, Mike and his team at OpenConcept have worked with several national government & non-government organizations. The OpenConcept team has also successfully delivered large projects for national labour unions like PSAC and CUPE.

Having spearheaded the accessibility enhancements in Drupal, a popular open-source CMS, over the last eight years, Mike is now a Drupal 8 Core Accessibility Maintainer. Knowing the importance of accessibility to many organizations, Mike worked to improve the functionality of Drupal and awareness of accessibility issues within the community.

Mike is the lead author of the Drupal Security Guide, which outlines many best practices to ensure that your site is following security best practices.

OpenConcept is a Certified Benefit Corporation and works to be a “not-only-for-profit” company, seeking to make a difference in the world and on the web.

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Interesting. I wonder if there's been a comparison between
http://accessibility.linuxfoundation.org/a11yweb/util/accprobe/ & http://pa11y.org/

and also

https://developer.ibm.com/open/openprojects/va11ys/ & http://a11yproject.com/

I think it's easiest to just start referring to WCAG 2.0 AA and phase out Section 508 language. At least for the next 5 years that should be sufficient.

Thanks for the mention Shaun. It is a really interesting model of how we can best leverage human potential to improve the global commons. Some interesting models around procurement too which may end up favoring folks with flexible work environments over traditional shops https://18f.gsa.gov/tags/procurement/