Andrew Gribben

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Digital Accessibility Specialist

Team lead with an extensive engineering background, currently responsible for the technology & standards that HMH uses to develop standards-based, accessible content and web applications.

Skilled at building strong relationships with senior leaders, collaborating across the organisation and using various techniques to facilitate innovation whilst focusing on the bigger picture with the confidence to engage constructively to challenge established approaches.

Expert-level knowledge

Fields of Research

Professional Experience

HMH: The Learning Company

Technical Product Owner from March 2017
Responsibilities

Accessibility Subject Matter Expert

Leading a multi-disciplinary team to develop high profile projects, connected to multiple services, working with stakeholders from several countries to create a single robust solution.

Detailed understanding of Modern Web Development

Previous Roles

Purple Guerrilla

Director & Technical Principal 2011 - 2015
Responsibilities & Projects
Key Clients

Independent Christian Schools of Ulster

GCSE Digital Technology Teacher (Voluntary) 2016 - 2018
GCSE Mathematics Teacher 2009 - 2012
Responsibilities & Projects

University of Ulster

IT User Services Officer 2005 - 2007

Intel Corporation

Student Software Engineer 2004 - 2005

Personal Development

Education

Enable Ireland - 2017
Introduction to Assistive Technologies

The Makaton Charity - 2016
Makaton Foundation Level

Belfast Metropolitan College - 2007
A-Level Photography

Belfast Metropolitan College - 2006 
British Sign Language Level 1

University of Ulster - 2001-2005
BSc Hons (DIS) Computing Science

Friends School Lisburn - 1994-2001  
A-Level - Biology, Maths, AS-Level - Chemistry, Computer Science 

Membership & Contributions

Conferences

Charity Work

Interests

As a former teacher Andrew’s experience has seen him working as a consultant for several startups and outside of work gives seminars on the importance of inclusion, web standards, accessibility and ebook development and is even known to blog about it (occasionally).

Andrew is co-creator and producer of the Ordinary People Podcast and loves strategy wargames, retro video games, good coffee and building Lego with his wife and kids.