Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2023


Mike Gifford

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Mike Gifford is a Senior Strategist at CivicActions and a thought leader on digital accessibility 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 was an impact driven company and Certified B Corporation. Like CivicActions, OpenConcept worked extensively with the Drupal CMS. Mike was also part of the Government of Canada's Open Source Advisory Board.

Mike spearheaded accessibility improvements in Drupal since 2008, and officially became a Drupal Core Accessibility Maintainer in 2012.

As a long-term environmentalist, Mike has found ways to integrate his passions for the web and the planet. His most significant contributions have been in the development of the Sustainable Web Manifesto and adding an open source perspective to Tim Frick’s book Designing for Sustainability.



Title Day Room Track Start End
Accessibility & Open Source
How open source is key to building a more inclusive world.
Sunday UB4.132 Open Source Design 15:00 15:25