Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


Mike Gifford

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Mike Gifford is a Senior Strategist at CivicActions and a thought leader on digital accessibility in the public sector. He is also a W3C Invited Expert and recognized authoring tool accessibility expert.

Previously, he was the Founder and President of OpenConcept Consulting Inc., a web development agency specializing in building open source solutions for the open web. OpenConcept was an impact driven company and Certified B Corporation. Like CivicActions, OpenConcept worked extensively with the Drupal CMS. Mike was also part of the Government of Canada's Open Source Advisory Board.

Mike has spearheaded accessibility improvements in Drupal since 2008, and has served as a Drupal Core Accessibility Maintainer in 2012.

As a long-term environmentalist, Mike has found ways to integrate his passions for the web and the planet. His most significant contributions have been in the development of the Sustainable Web Manifesto and adding an open source perspective to Tim Frick’s book Designing for Sustainability.


Title Day Room Track Start End
Web Accessibility and Environmental Sustainability and with Popular CMS
Saturday H.2213 Collaboration and Content Management devroom 15:50 16:35
What can digital open source projects do to reduce our environmental footprint
Saturday AW1.120 Public Code and Digital Public Goods devroom 17:45 17:50