About Marcy Sutton

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 integration 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. For two years I co-organized the Seattle chapter of Girl Develop It, a nonprofit encouraging women to learn about software.

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 art school, creating HTML websites for 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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