Accessibility Lead for ING Netherlands
For the last 7 years Jake has set up a raft of initiatives to make sure products and services are accessible to people with the widest range of capabilities. He’s a passionate promoter of accessibility both inside and outside the Bank.
From within the accessibility team of the ING the mission is to make accessibility managed and documented. Building the right technology, and creating standards, is a top priority for Jake and the team, which is made up of people from different disciplines. A Champions Network and providing training and support are other main initiatives.
WCAG Working Group
Outside of the bank Jake is very active in the WCAG Working Group. The mission of the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) is to develop guidelines to make Web content accessible for people with disabilities and to develop and maintain implementation support materials for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
Ambassador UN CRPD
Also, Jake is active as an ambassador of the UN CRPD. As an ambassador of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) actively contribute to spread the knowledge and to raise awareness of the existence and necessity of the rights of people with disabilities.