Expertise: Accessibility, open source, and sustainable web development.
Mike Gifford is a Senior Strategist at CivicActions. His primary focus is on building digital accessibility confidence and capabilities in the public sector. Previously, he was the Founder and President of OpenConcept Consulting Inc., a web development agency specializing in building open source solutions for the open web. OpenConcept worked primarily with the Drupal CMS. In this role he was an active part of the Government of Canada’s Open Source Advisory Board. He has spearheaded accessibility improvements in Drupal since 2008, and officially became a Drupal’s Core Accessibility Maintainer in 2012. As a techie at heart, Mike likes to get into the code when he gets the chance. There is always more to learn, and he is always exploring better practices to resolving problems.