Jonathan Hassell

17th August 2022

2022 Shortlisted Nominee

Lifetime Achiever Award


Prof Jonathan Hassell has been leading the adoption of digital accessibility, the technical element of diversity & inclusion for people with disabilities, for 20 years. He’s a globally recognised thought leader and CEO of Hassell Inclusion, which has supported over 8,000 people in 100 companies worldwide to make their digital technology accessible to all. For 15 years he has put his knowledge into the pro-bono creation of International Accessibility Standards. In 2007 Jonathan led the creation of the British Standards, BS 8878, and brought together experts from around the world to create the international version, ISO 30071-1, published in 2019. It’s adoption in government requirements is causing more companies to make accessibility happen. Jonathan also hosts free monthly accessibility webinars, and his free online ISO 30071-1 Scorecard has helped 350+ organisations to find their Digital Accessibility Maturity Score.