I'm Jamie, and this is Lion. We're an autistic duo who focus on adventure & play in the digital product space.
We have 20 years experience building digital products for web, mobile, game platforms & beyond. We centre our approach around understanding & removing barriers.
Using our expertise & experience in digital accessibility, inclusive design & neurodiversity we support organisations large & small to build better products & services.
We have worked with leading brands such as BBC, Apple, HSBC, Sky & many others.
We provide workshops, mentoring & support to help organisations build inclusive products & services
We give practical, entertaining & insightful talks on accessibility & autistic life.
We perform research, host podcasts, write crime fighting software, build kit cars, adaptive bikes & more
We build our lives around adventure & play. Going to an event or out for a bike ride is an adventure. Coding, making slides & building apps are types of play.
We love collaborating with others to create great moments, build powerful tools and deliver effective inclusive products.
Here are some highlights from the last few years
We recently finished ~11 years with the BBC working in senior technical & leadership roles. For the past 7 years, we worked on the digital accessibility team going on to lead the team in 2021-2022.
ERMI is a cloud based financial crime detection tool we developed with a friend. We set out to build something scalable, affordable & effective. We analyse ~$10bn of payments each day & enable financial institutions to protect their clients.
"1800 seconds on autism" is an award nominated BBC produced podcast we co-hosted for four seasons alongside Robyn Steward. We covered daily autistic life & "made you think about how you think".The podcast received a strong positive response.
In early 2021 i had a spinal cord injury. As a life long mountain biker, I was keen to get back on a bike. We engineered 4 adaptive bikes & trikes to aid my recovery. Since then i've been designing & building bikes for others who need them & working with bike brands on adaptive cycling projects.
In 2022 we where recognised with a Queens Award for Voluntary Service via my public speaking & support work for autistic people with Bedfordshire Autism. It's the highest award for voluntary work in the UK and equivalent to an MBE
Most of our projects relate to digital accessibility or neurodiversity, but we've also active in fintech, adaptive cycling & the agile community.
Here's some of our recent projects.
For GAAD 2023 we presented at private events for Monzo, Hilton Hotels and the FCA, as well as attending a number of public events and meets.
We worked with University of Brighton to join the expert panel & contribute to "More Than Words". A resource to help healthcare workers communicate with autistic people.
We delivered a strategy workshop to support the start of AI4ME; a 5 years research project with Surrey University + BBC R&D to explore AI personalisation
To Celebrate pride we joined a panel for the RNIB to talk about gaming, disability & LGBT life.
We shared our experience and lenses on autistic work at the "supporting autistic people in work showcase event".
The project was funded by the Wellcome Trust