Professor Jonathan Hassell

Hassell Inclusion, Accessibility Consultant

Dr Jonathan Hassell was previously Head of Usability & Accessibility for BBC Future Media, leading the BBC's work in ensuring BBC web, mobile and IPTV products are usable to all users by allowing production teams engage with those users throughout product development.

He has almost 10 years experience in the field of accessibility and inclusion, speaking regularly at UK and global events. He is the lead author of BS8878 - the new British Standards on Web Accessibility launched in December 2010 - and chairs its drafting committee, IST/45.

He has commissioned groundbreaking Bafta-nominated eLearning projects using innovative new accessibility techniques and technologies, and won the Best Usability & Accessibility BIMAs in 2006 for the BBC accessibility information site My Web, My Way, and in 2009 for the accessibility features of BBC iPlayer.