About Marcy Sutton

Bio: in my own words (see shorter version below)

I am a Senior Front-End Engineer at Deque Systems (pronounced Dee-Cue), where I work on the axe-core team focusing on accessibility test integrations into web developer tooling. I’m passionate about improving the web for people with disabilities and I often travel to speak about it. My blog, Accessibility Wins, highlights accessible user interfaces and tools, contributing a positive voice to the web development space. In 2016, O’Reilly presented me with a Web Platform Award for my work in accessibility.

I’m a co-leader of the Accessibility Seattle Meetup, and soon, a new Girl Develop It code and coffee club in Bellingham. For two years I co-organized the Seattle chapter of Girl Develop It, a nonprofit encouraging women to learn about software. I’ve also worked closely with the Angular team at Google, contributing full-time accessibility expertise to the Angular Material project for nearly a year.

My education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute of Photography and an Associate of Applied Arts in Web Design & Multimedia from the Art Institute of Seattle. I became very interested in web development during college, creating HTML websites for photo documentary classes and later, interactive Flash websites. I naturally went back to HTML & CSS, with Ecmascript experience that helped me fall in love with JavaScript. When I learned about Web Accessibility, I liked that it reflected my values and added meaning to my work. I love solving problems with design and code when they have potential to help as many people as possible.

I’m inspired by nature, street art, typography and music and I try to appreciate life’s ups and downs. I’m also pretty hooked on riding my bike outside.

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Bio: Short Version

Marcy Sutton works as a meta web developer on accessibility tools for other developers at Deque (DQ) Systems, a company focused on digital equality. Marcy is passionate about making the web accessible for everyone, and in 2016 she was given an O’Reilly Web Platform Award for her work in accessibility. She loves applying her skills and personal values on the axe-core project, speaking at conferences around the world and producing accessibility screencasts for Egghead.io. Her blog, Accessibility Wins, highlights accessible user interfaces and tools, contributing a positive voice to the web development space. When away from the keyboard, Marcy can usually be found hiking with her dog, riding a bicycle or snowboarding.