Stephen Andrew Lee

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Professional Profile

A consultant, developer, writer and event organiser in open development with a particular interest in the enabling power of the union of open source, accessibility, web and mobile technologies. My personal mission is to bring users, developers and others together through open development to create innovative and meaningful technology solutions using appropriate technologies and standards. Experience of domains including accessibility, FE/HE education, financial products, development process tools and mobile communication systems. A keen team player who thrives in a user/developer facing role solving real-world problems using creative, interpersonal and analytical skills.

Key Experience

Expert Technical Knowledge

Career Summary

Jun 2011- Co-founder and programme lead - open accessibility ( Open development, open innovation and community engagement in open accessibility. Client strategy and business development
Jan 2009-Jun 2011 Advisor open development community for JISC funded (OSS Watch. Providing support services to FE/HE projects, including accessibility projects, running events, writing briefing notes.
Feb 2007-Jun 2011 Freelance Open Source Assistive Technology Developer, Web developer and technical author (, & Promoting open source for users with disabilities and in education. Member of Mozilla and GNOME Accessibility teams. Developing Jambu assistive technology.
Nov 2004\96Feb 2007 MIS Programmer
Exeter College of FE (
Educational MIS: Providing ad-hoc reports to management and staff and developing a college-wide Intranet.
Mar 2003\96Jun 2003 Technical Support Manager
Cognito (
Data systems: Lead role in solving customers\92 problems via phone & remote access. Analysis and liaising with development and support teams.
Jan 1998\96Mar 2003 Senior Software Engineer
Digita Ltd. (
Tax products and systems: Analysis/design UI, application, system, RDB & internet development, process improvement. Development for Microsoft & Inland Revenue
Sep 1993-Jan 1998 Senior Software Engineer
Intasoft Ltd.(
Config managment products and services: UI and application development, training, technical support.
Jun 1987-Jan 1993 Software Engineer,
Dowty Information Systems
Bespoke Mobile data communications: real-time/embedded, graphics & UI development, network admin, development practices.
Aug 1986-Jun 1987 System Integration Engineer
STC, N. London
Digital telecoms systems integration, test, hardware design and production eng.
1984-1985  Student placement
Lion Systems Development
Digital telecoms: Hardware/software development.

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