Policy officer at ieder(in)
Wouter Bolier works as a policy officer at ieder(in), the Dutch Disability Platform. It is a national member of the European Disability Forum and is the Netherlands’ national umbrella organisation for people with disabilities and chronic illness. With 250 member organisations, including local disability platforms and national associations for specific groups, ieder(in) is the biggest interest group for people with disabilities in the Netherlands. Wouter works on the accessibility of ICT, websites and apps, telecommunications, crisis communication, audio-visual media and of the emergency number 112.
Wouter is a trained sign linguist and is hard-of-hearing, wearing a cochlear implant. Before ieder(in), Wouter worked as a project officer and project manager for organisations for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.