Founder & CAO
It's more than 20 years now that I finished my interior design studies at an art academy and founded tollwerk, a small web and advertisement agency which is nowadays run by a likeable, diverse team of web and graphic designers, developers and all-around web enthusiasts. Having worked as a designer and full-stack developer for many years, I grew a vivid interest in all things web accessibility. I became an IAAP Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) and am now mostly advising clients about web and document accessibility, giving university lectures, facilitating workshops and trainings, running accessibility audits and helping organizations to become more inclusive in all areas.
Since 2013, I created and (co-)initiated several smaller and larger event series, like the Nuremberg Digital Festival, the Material conference in Iceland and the border:none conference project. I'm the founder and first chairman of the CoderDojo Nuremberg, a free coding school for kids and young people, and I launched the Accessibility Club which started as a tiny meetup with 8 people and eventually became Europe's largest international web accessibility event and community — with a lot of friends, some spin-offs and branches in Turku (Finland), Minsk (Belarus) and others in preparation.
I love pondering and talking about the independent web and how we all can and should help to make it a more friendly, sustainable, people-centric and inclusive place.
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