Danny Lancaster

Danny Lancaster

Accessibility Lead at Nexer Digital

Manchester, United Kingdom


Danny Lancaster was a healthcare adviser turned software test analyst, and now works as an Accessibility Lead for Nexer Digital. Driven by the ethos of the web being a platform for all, his role now includes being an accessibility advocate and a public speaker too. Accessibility and inclusive design are fundamental in making a usable service that has the widest reach to all customers and audiences. By supporting organisations, delivery teams and their customers, Danny has a proven mandate for change.
Danny has worked with the BBC, NHS Digital, Citizens Advice, Mind, Funka and many more to promote and embed accessibility principles.
He is a four-time Umbraco MVP and a Sigma Tomorrow Pilot for his work in the field. He has also contributed to blogs such as Shopify and spoken at several events including Booking Innovation week and Code Garden.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Accessibility
  • Web Accessibility
  • UX / Accessibility
  • Digital Accessibility
  • inclusive design
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Digital Inclusion

Accessibility: Baked and delivered!

Legislation, lawsuits and legacy. The impact accessibility can have on a digital product is far-reaching. It's a legal requirement for some, a boost to SEO for others, but most importantly a game-changer for both clients and end-users: increasing market reach; customer loyalty; and driving innovation. But what does it really mean for those of us delivering a CMS project?
A successful accessible solution has its roots in design, development, delivery and beyond, involving all team members and crucially team leaders. We'll take a look at how we can bake in accessibility as a consideration when building our products right up to treating it as a first-class citizen - the cherry on top!

Crafting a better editor experience: Bringing accessibility to life in our authoring tools

We owe it, as the friendliest CMS and community in the world, to ensure everyone can use our services. As well as being a legal requirement or need for some sectors, it is also the right thing to do.

Following from the EU-commissioned We4Authors cluster, when many CMS venders came together to empower editors, we must ensure the work continues. In this talk, we will explore making the Umbraco back office accessible by further dissecting the lessons taken from the cluster and reiterating the importance of creating these features that will allow us to elevate our platforms’ accessibility.

We will also examine the current Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) and see how we can come together as a community to make a meaningful and impactful difference to the web and our users.

Fix the Six: a personal and practical explanation of web accessibility

How accessible is your website? Are you losing clients and customers?

For this event we will look at accessibility as an opportunity for you to reach more people by making your apps, websites, and communications more inclusive.

Accessibility is more than tech for good. It’s about making sure your digital product or service is accessible to everyone who needs it. It’s also a legal requirement for many, as well as a business and moral obligation.

Presenting will be Molly Watt, an Accessibility and Usability Consultant, and Danny Lancaster, an Accessibility Lead.

Molly has Usher Syndrome, a condition that leads to deaf blindness. She will talk about her own experience of using technology as she was growing up, throughout school and as she entered the world of work. Molly is a powerful advocate of accessible tech.

Danny will give practical advice on the most common accessibility issues on the web, how to test for them, and how to fix them.

Codegarden 2023 Sessionize Event

June 2023 Odense, Denmark

Umbraad 2023 Sessionize Event

May 2023

Umbraco Together, Again! Sessionize Event

November 2022 London, United Kingdom

Umbraco UK Festival 10

A practical step by step guide on how to improve accessibility on your site in under two hours. It's very easily scalable but should give anyone (technie or none techie) an indication of how much work is required to make your site AA compliant.

We understand that accessibility can sometimes be a hard sell so we have tried to make a simple checklist which can make the biggest impact in the shortest time. The idea behind this is that this might make things easier to sell the idea to shareholders or senior management.

November 2019 London, United Kingdom

Danny Lancaster

Accessibility Lead at Nexer Digital

Manchester, United Kingdom


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