About Marcy Sutton

(See bonus short version, below)

I’m a freelance web developer, teacher, and speaker. 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, highlights 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.

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 like cooking and baking pies, and doing night photography. I’m also pretty hooked on riding bikes and playing outside.

Bio: Short Version

Marcy Sutton is a freelance web developer and accessibility specialist. Previously, she’s worked as the Head of Learning at Gatsby and on the open source axe-core accessibility testing library. In 2016, O’Reilly gave Marcy a Web Platform Award for her work in accessibility. She’s a founding member of the Accessibility Seattle Foundation, a nonprofit supporting the A11ySea meetup. When away from the keyboard, Marcy can be found hiking with her dog, riding a bicycle, or snowboarding.