OpenDirective was founded by Steve Lee and Ross Gardler to enable companies to better engage with academic projects through open development. This was an extension of our work at OSSWatch, a JISC funded service based in the University of Oxford. After Ross left to become part of the Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. team, Steve concentrated OpenDirective's activities on Open Assistive Technology.

Steve Lee actively participates in various open source and open accessibility communities that include The Apache Software Foundation, Mozilla, Outercurve Foundation, GNOME and Ubuntu. Some of Steve's early open AT projects can be found on his old FullMeasure site. Steve is a member of the AAATE

Why "OpenDirective"?
Open:       To make something accessible or removing an obstacle to something being accessible. 
Directive: Serving to direct, indicate, or guide.

(Thanks to wiktionary.org for the definitions and Ross Gardler for choosing them)


Dcontact us if you'd like to find out more about our services or to discuss open source, open development and open innovation in accessibility software.


See Steve's Blog for post's about open accessibility, open AT and more.

Steve's CV describes his skills and experience. 

Open Directive Ltd. 
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Executive Director: Steve Lee