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, the WordPress agency Level Level and the WordPress forms plugin Gravity Forms.

Besides that I am a trainer for The A11Y Collective, an online learning platform for web accessibility.

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

Recent consultancy work

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

Previous consultancy work

For the Genesis Framework I did an accessibility overhaul to make it WCAG 2.0 AA compliant.  Tenon.io mentioned Genesis as the most accessible WordPress framework in their research in 2018.

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: “Accessibility, the basis”, “Writing accessible content for the web”, “Accessible code” and the masterclass “ARIA explained”.

I give in-house workshops for companies like Bol.com, Team Yoast, Yard Internet, Human Made, and Rocketgenius.

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 meetup, WordCamps and conferences. Also included are the podcasts and online interviews.











  • Those Who Don’t Jump Will Never Fly,
    London WordPress Meetup, July 2014
  • A More Accessible WordPress Panel Discussion,
    WP Bacon, Podcast, July 2014