Ted Gies leads the Digital Accessibility Team at Elsevier and chairs the RELX Accessibility Guild. Ted has worked across RELX companies as a UX designer, researcher, and global accessibility authority. He chaired the company accessibility policies, developing several tools and coalitions across divisions.
Fascinated by easy-to-use and barrier-free information in the STEM field, his current projects include 3D Anatomy Diagrams, accessible visualizations, EPUB3 books, and a belting training system.
Ted has led design and user studies in Oil & Gas Geoscience, Academic Research, and Corporate Innovation. Ted collaborates with many leading universities and IT vendors on accessibility. Ted has a patent award on a file naming system user interface and has published in several scholarly journals.