As a fellow through the European Commission’s Marie Curie Initial Training Network, for the past two years I have been a Technical Officer at Technosite, Fundación ONCE in Madrid, Spain. I am conducting a cost benefit analysis of countries and companies in the EU27 that include eAccessibility into their economic policies.
From 2006 to 2011 I worked at the United Nations World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on projects related to web usability, outreach and advocacy.
My thesis covers the background to eAccessibility business case including the status and purchasing power of people with disabilities in low and middle income countries and the possible pitfalls for technology and people with disabilities. It also discusses the moral and economic imperatives for change via the UNCRPD and the implications of EU ratification, including examining the business and regulatory domains. My thesis mostly discusses the business case of eAccessibility around the world and in the EU, and then closes with lessons for EU implication.
PhD Disability Law, National University of Ireland, Galway (±2015)
Cert. Social Cost Benefit Analysis, Estonian Business School (2012)
MA Human Development and Food Security, University of Rome III (2008)
BA (hons) International Relations, Richmond American International University (2006)
Acting, spoken word poetry, traveling and coding.
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