Freeney Williams Ltd
Rick Williams is the Managing Director of Freeney Williams Ltd, one of Europe’s leading consultancies in the field of disability and diversity. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, an Associate of both Business Disability International and the Business Disability Forum and is the Chair of Age UK Brighton and Hove.
He is a highly experienced consultant and trainer with expertise in all areas of disability and its impact on individuals and organisations. He regularly works overseas and is often asked to speak at international conferences in the field of disability.
Organisations that Rick has worked with include the Office for Disability Issues, the Business Disability Forum, JobCentre Plus, the ILO, Credit Suisse, Barclays, House of Commons, Centrica, the National Trust, the Home Office, PWC and BT.
The Cost of Inaccessible Websites: The Click-Away Pound Research
Considering the research outcomes of the Click-Away Pound report ( http://www.clickawaypound.com ) and applying these to the costs to business of not considering the access needs of disabled people in relation to commercial websites and applications. Headlines of the report include 6.1 million disabled people having on-line access needs and 71% give up on websites which ignore them at a cost to the businesses involved of £11.5 billion per year!