Darren Fittler

Darren Fittler (LLB, BSW) has a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of New South Wales and is currently employed as a lawyer with Gilbert & Tobin. Darren joined Gilbert & Tobin in 2004 and has spent time in the pro bono, corporate advisory and technology and communications groups. He now heads up the firms Third Sector Advisory Group that specialises in providing legal assistance to the charity, philanthropic and not-for-profit sectors.

Darren is a keen user of technology and believes that it is a key contributor to access for people with disability. In the late 90s he taught himself HTML and started his own web usability consultancy to help pay the bills through university. In addition to being a director of Media Access Australia, he sits on the NSW Department of Justice and Attorney Generals Disability Advisory Council and was previously a management committee member of the NSW Disability Discrimination Legal Centre (now the Australian Centre for Disability Law). He also attended meetings at the United Nations in New York, helping in the development of an international convention on the rights of persons with disability.