About Marcy Sutton

Bio: in my own words (see bonus short version, below)

I am a Senior Front-End Engineer at Deque Systems, 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 go to conferences 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 I recently started a coding club in my city of Bellingham for Girl Develop It. 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 on web accessibility tools at Deque Systems, a company focused on digital equality. In 2016, O’Reilly gave Marcy a Web Platform Award for her work in accessibility. Her blog, Accessibility Wins, highlights accessible user interfaces and tools, contributing a positive voice to the web development space. She loves co-leading the Accessibility Seattle meetup and a code club for Girl Develop It Bellingham. When away from the keyboard, Marcy can be found hiking with her dog, riding a bicycle, or snowboarding.