About me

I’m Peter Heery. I'm an accessibility engineer, consultant, and inclusive designer from (Northern) Ireland, currently living in Edinburgh.

Welcome to the perpetual beta that is my website.

I love the web and have been making inclusive/accessible things for it since the late 20th century.

Some companies I've helped with this include, Apple Inc., The Scottish Government and The Paciello Group.

I specialise in digital accessibility and User Experience (UX).

I can work with you to help you make more inclusive digital products with research, inclusive design, and technical accessibility.

I provide consultancy services via my company Universal Accessibility.

I am a founder and co-organiser of Accessibility Scotland.

So, how do you pronounce "Heery"?

Having experienced a significant amount of surname related congestion in my life so far (think doctors' waiting rooms), I thought it best to give a steer in the right direction.

My surname is not, Hairy, Henry, or Heeney.

My surname is Heery. It is pronounced Hear, as in listen, and E, as in the letter.

Some nice things people have said about me

Peter is a rare find. His knowledge in mobile accessibility is as good as it gets plus he really understands how people use the web. He takes his work beyond standards to build truly inclusive and easy to use applications. I'm really looking forward to seeing what he does next and working with him on other projects one day.

Henny Swan. Director of User Experience, The Paciello Group.

I worked closely with Peter at TPG, and he's a delight to work with. Peter's accessibility knowledge of iOS is second to none, as well as a thorough understanding of accessibility and usability in general.

Gez Lemon. Principle Accessibility Engineer, The Paciello Group.

Peter is rare breed of developer. He knows his stuff but never uses it to baffle you. All matters of accessibility come naturally to him. It's an inspiring passion of which his knowledge is encyclopedic and practical. He's a supportive, supremely organised and efficient developer who loves good design. A gentleman with a charming dry sense of humour, it's been a privilege to work with him and I look forward to working with him again in the future - highly recommended.

Samantha Spence. Managing Director at Eskimo Design.