I’m a freelance web developer, teacher, and speaker. I launched testingaccessibility.com as a new accessibility training initiative in partnership with the folks over at Egghead.io. I’ve also enjoyed a great first few years in independent consulting, working with tech organizations such as Spotify, Microsoft, Google, Pinterest, T-Mobile, Change.org, Evinced, and more.
In the past I’ve worked as a Lead Software Engineer and Head of Learning at Gatsby, and a Developer Advocate on the axe-core team developing web accessibility testing tools. I’ve also worked as an accessibility engineer at Adobe, and as a web developer at Substantial, POP and DEI Creative.
I’m passionate about improving the web for people with disabilities and I often teach and speak about it. My blog, Accessibility Wins, highlighted accessible user interfaces and tools. 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 founded a social coding group for women in my city of Bellingham called NW Tech Women.
I’m inspired by nature, street art, typography, and music, and I try to appreciate life’s ups and downs. I like cooking and baking pies, and doing night photography. I’m also pretty hooked on riding bikes and playing outside.
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