I consult and teach in issues around accessibility and usability, in traditional and emerging technologies. I have a formal background in information science and writing, as well as over fifteen years working in development, user experience design, and information architecture.
I think it's crucial to think about the web as our primary platform for communication, innovation, expression, and inclusion.
I live in Seattle, WA, and work at Shopify.
- Written about accessibility on the Simply Accessible blog
- Guest lectured and taught at Ada Developers Academy, Unloop, School of Visual Concepts, The Designer's Studio, the University of Washington, and Green River College
- Spoken and done panels at conferences like AccessU, SeattleJS, and Grace Hopper
- Co-organized Accessibility Camp Seattle in 2017
Here are some examples of my work that you should feel free to use and share.
- Getting started with web accessibility for design and development, at Groupon Geekfest (video)
- Building A Sustainable Accessibility Practice, at SeattleJS (video)
- Out Of The Box: Designing and Developing For Accessibility in WordPress Templates, at WordPress Seattle (video)
- HTML and CSS: Level 1 course site and resources for the School of Visual Concepts
- Intro to Web Accessbility talk (Google slides) for new developers
- Designing for Accessibility talk (PDF) and notes handout (PDF) for visual and UX designers and content creators