Portfolio: This woman’s work

The combination web development and accessibility is my passion. The web should be usable for everyone.

As an accessibility consultant I do work for the NL Design System, various WordPress agencies and the WordPress forms plugin Gravity Forms.

My work:

Portrait of Rian Rietveld, smiling, not the young anymore, half long pepper and salt coloured hair
Photo by: Michiel Heijmans


With the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) I am registered as a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA).

In the Netherlands I’m a certified accessible web developer educated by the Dutch Accessibility Foundation.

Accessibility consultancy

  • Accessibility consultancy for the Dutch NL Design System. Which includes auditing web components and writing documentation and guidelines.
  • Consultancy for the WordPress form plugin Gravity Forms by Rocketgenius.
  • Consultancy for projects of Level Level, Human Made and the Automattic family.
  • Yearly research on the accessibility of 15 major web shops in the Netherlands for Level Level.
  • Presentations and workshops for WordCamps, meetups and conferences globally.
  • Mentoring junior accessibility specialists.

Training web accessibility

In 2020 Level Level started the The A11Y Collective, an online learning platform for web accessibility, for designers, developers and content creators. But also for site owners, project managers and stakeholders.

I’ve created 4 courses for The A11Y Collective: “Web accessibility, the basis“, “Writing accessible content for the web“, “Accessible code” and the masterclass “ARIA explained“.

For the Dutch organisation Thuiswinkel.org I participated in creating the e-learing programm Digitale Toegankelijkheid for webshop owners about what web accessibility is and how to start.

Open source contributions

Since 2012 I contribute to the WordPress project. I give presentations and workshops at WordCamps and meetups. If you want to meet me or invite me to speak, please contact me.

Until October 2018 I was an active part of the WordPress Accessibility Team. For this I got props for several WordPress releases and “rockstar” credits for 4.3 & 4.5.

In 2016 Knowbility gave me the Heroes of Accessibility Award for Individual Achievement for my contributions to WordPress.

On stage at WordCamp Europe 2015
WordCamp Europe 2015. Photo: Florian Ziegler

Girl on Stage

Presentations on meetups, WordCamps and conferences. Also included are the podcasts, panels and online interviews.