Photo of Gerry Neustatl, smilingGerry combines his wealth of experience in digital media and strong technical skills with his passion for inclusive design.

As Accessibility Lead for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Gerry proudly spearheads broad access to exciting products like ABC NEWS, ABC Life, iview website and iview mobile appstriple j website and triple j mobile apps and the ABC listen app, to name just a few.

ABC News triple j ABC listen

Australian Access Awards Finalist 2019 - Hall of Fame InducteeGerry is a Finalist in the Australian Access  Awards 2019 for his contributions to access and inclusion, locally and internationally.

Formerly Accessibility Consultant with Vision Australia, he has advised on projects leading financial institutions, retail, government and non-profit organisations across the country.

Gerry brings robust experience to every project, with over 20 years' experience in accessibility, digital marketing and communications, project management, search engine optimisation, web development, training and business analysis.

Qualifications and professional memberships

  • Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility, University of South Australia
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney, NSW
  • Board member, OzeWAI (Australian Web Accessibility Initiative)

Professional expertise

  • Assesses WCAG 2 compliance of websites, digital documents, emails, web and mobile applications
  • Embeds practical accessibility techniques into enterprise software development methods
  • Creates accessible documents (PDF, Word, Excel etc) in line with WCAG 2 and best practices
  • Tests with assistive technologies used by people with disabilities, such as:
    • JAWS, NVDA, Apple Voiceover, Google Talkback and Samsung Voice Assistant screen readers
    • ZoomText screen magnifier
    • Blue2 switch control and Dragon Naturally Speaking voice navigation 
  • Teaches skills in web, app and document accessibility principles and techniques
  • Develops and delivers seminars, training and practical workshops in digital accessibility, media and communications.
  • Produces digital accessibility guides, checklists and compliance documentation for presentation and influence at all levels
  • Helps craft bespoke organisational accessibility strategy.