About ACE

Access Changes Everything

I am Lisa Snider, the Senior Digital Accessibility Consultant, Trainer and Owner of Access Changes Everything, a Canadian digital accessibility consulting company. ‘Access Changes Everything’ has been my favourite saying over the past few years.

Those three words sum up what I am passionate about: I want to help make the digital world barrier free, so that everyone can access information, no matter their ability. When barriers from digital materials and media are removed, access changes everything for the person, society and the world.

Access(ibility) Changes Everything

Access(ibility) changes everything, because with it, I can help make the digital world barrier free for everyone.

My Accessibility Work

I have been an accessibility advocate and specialist since 1999 in weird and wonderful ways, an internationally recognized specialist in archival accessibility since 2010, and a well-known accessibility advocate on Twitter under the @archivesmatter Twitter handle. As well, in 2017 I became the Chair of the Government of Manitoba’s Accessibility for Manitobans Act Information and Communications Standard Development Committee.

Since 1999, my passion has been to make the digital world more accessible for people with disabilities, and share my accessibility knowledge through training, workshops, webinars, presentations, audits, user testing to a wide variety of North American organizations, businesses and government, including the University of Manitoba, City of Winnipeg, Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Government of Manitoba. 

Over the past 19 years, I have specialized in digital accessibility in different contexts and settings. I have done this work as a web developer, an archivist and now as a full time senior accessibility consultant and trainer in my company, Access Changes Everything (ACE). 

I make websites, documents, audio, video, email, born digital materials, electronic signage, social media postings, apps and computers more accessible and usable for everyone.

I provide in person, or remote, user testing with different assistive technologies (and work with local user testers with disabilities), in person demonstrations of assistive technology, automated testing, accessibility audits, accessibility remediation, Word template creation and general archival accessibility consulting.

If you want to know more about my work and projects, there is a partial list of on the Recent Work page.

Contact Lisa at Access Changes Everything by email or phone for more information or a quote.