Dr. Mark Magennis is the founder and Director of the Centre for Inclusive Technology (CFIT) at the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. CFIT works to promote, educate and provide technical assistance in Inclusive Design and digital accessibility.
Mark is one of the leading ICT accessibility experts in Ireland and principal author of the Irish National IT Accessibility Guidelines and Accessible ICT Procurement Toolkit. He is active in all areas of digital inclusion, particularly the web, online services and digital television, and takes part in the formulation of e-inclusion policy and standards, both in Ireland though the high level group on knowledge society strategy and within Europe as a representative of the European Disability Forum and ANEC, the European consumer voice in the standardisation process. He has managed and worked on a number of European Union funded research projects on assistive technologies, universal design tools and accessible computer training. He has also worked extensively in the commercial sector on software user interface design and, usability evaluation.