Business Development Consultant, Intopia
Neil is a Digital Accessibility obsessive with over 20 years’ experience, working for not-for-profit, governmental and private sector organisations. In that time, he spent ten years on the Leadership Team of the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the blind, establishing it’s digital library and spearheading it’s international relations work. He played a leading role in the international campaign for the adoption and implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty, an international copyright exceptions instrument helping to end the book famine experienced by blind and low vision people around the world. He was also a leading member of the Transforming Braille Group, an international consortium which designed and helped bring to market the world’s first electronic braille device for less than US $500.