Andrew Nielson


ICT Accessibility Subject Matter Expert
Office of Government-wide Policy

Biography


Andrew Nielson is an expert in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility. He is a co-founder and current member of the organizing committee for the annual ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium, which serves as a forum for international ICT accessibility testing experts to explore way of improving accessibility testing and to exchange academic analysis of current ICT accessibility testing practices. He is a principal co-author of the current version of the Harmonized Processes for Revised Section 508: Baseline Tests for Web Accessibility (aka the “ICT Baseline”). He was also the coordinator and facilitator of the inter-agency team of experts that developed both the Baseline and the current version of the “Trusted Tester” accessibility testing process, recognized across the federal government as the gold standard for accessibility testing. Thousands of students and prospective “Trusted Testers” are currently enrolled in the Trusted Tester certification course developed by Andrew and his team.

Mr. Nielson has a Master’s in Public Administration and over eighteen years of experience in business and public management, including seventeen years of management consulting experience. In addition to his work in the field of ICT accessibility, he has managed projects in strategic planning, performance management and process improvement, risk assessment, IT project management, business analysis and functional requirements gathering, and program management.