Adam is the university's IT Accessibility Specialist. He supports the whole university in ensuring that Ryerson's online environment is accessible to all. He collaborates with various people across the university, including web developers, content authors, marketing and communication specialists, procurement specialists, and more.
Adam leads the development of Sa11y, an open source accessibility checker, external link designed for content authors. Sa11y is featured on the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools List,, external link Stanford University,, external link and The A11y Project. Sa11y is currently used by several hundred content authors across institutions like Ryerson University, Queen’s University and Vancouver Island University. Sa11y was also adapted by Princeton University, and is available as a turnkey Drupal plugin called Editoria11y.
Adam is available as a consultant to your Ryerson department, and can help identify and remediate potential accessibility barriers. Adam is responsible for:
- Training, auditing, remediation and development of accessible websites based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
- Training, auditing, remediation and development of accessible documents in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace.
- Developing accessibility requirements when procuring IT systems and RFPs (request for proposal).
- Developing accessibility guides and resources.
- And more!