About

Hello

I am Lilianna Williams (also known as Lily). I am a self confessed creative nerd with double vision. My 3 main passions in life are Accessibility, Creativity and Travel.

 

Accessibility

As Stevie Wonder perfectly said – “We need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability”.

I have 6+ years experience in the Web Accessibility and disability sector, which has been invaluable to me. It allows me to have a mind-set that automatically focuses on peoples needs first.

My experience includes;

  • Accessibility Engineer
  • Accessibility & Usability Consultant
  • QA Analyst
  • Assistive Technology Tutor
  • User Researcher
  • Moderator of User Testing Sessions with Disabled participants
  • Special Educational Needs Learning Support Assistant
  • Alternative format (large print and electronic) facilitator
  • Sighted Guide and Braille transcriber

Now my focus lies within Web Accessibility. You’ll find me happiest conducting full WCAG 2.1 A/AA Audits, performing design reviews and building best practise component prototypes.

I have worked with a large range of clients including Apple, Lloyds Banking Group, Heathrow Airport, HSBC, British Red Cross, London Business School and more. Find out more about my work experience on my Linkedin page.

Also check out my Github where I have a small repo dedicated to a mini side project of mine called R.A.D Components (RAD standing for Reusable, Accessible and Dynamic). RAD’s purpose to share accessible solutions to web components; ensuring all interactions and content is accessible to every single user. RAD Components has been built with HTML5, CSS, WAI-ARIA and JQuery.

To read some of my thoughts on web accessibility, have a gander at examples of articles I have written for a range of previous companies I have worked at, as well as my blog  which I write from time to time.

Creativity

Art and creativity has always been part of my life – to this day I still vividly remember my Granddad teaching me to draw when I was very young.

I graduated in 2014 with a 1st Class Honours from the University of Westminster, studying BA Contemporary Media Practice (specialising in interactive art and programming). Previous to this, I completed an Art Foundation Diploma at the University of the Creative Arts.

I create and sell a range of Art prints on Society6, which I enjoy doing so much.

Travel

The world is such a big and beautiful place, full of so many interesting humans to meet, cultures to experience and just so much to learn about! This inspires me more than written words can express.

In 2017 I went on an incredible solo trip around Asia. I visited Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Japan.

Have a watch of what I was up to!

Any questions about any of the content on this page, why not get in touch?