Advocacy & Knowledge Sharing

I’ve had opportunities to share what I’ve learned over the years, both about accessibility and user experience in general. I wouldn’t consider myself a leader in those fields if I simply focused on creating experiences – it’s critically important to share what I’ve learned with others. It helps them grow and learn, and does the same for me.

Here are some highlights of presentations, articles and process creation artifacts I’ve create over the years.

Accessibility & User Experience:
You Can’t Have One Without the Other

Type: Presentation
This is the most recently revised version of a presentation I’ve conducted over the past 10 years. I modernized it with new statistics and some relevant examples at my current organization. The overall intent is to enlighten people on what accessibility and inclusive design are all about, and why they are so important.

The Accessibility of Color on the Web

Type: Educational Documentation
In 2011, Full Circle Arts UK, a United Kingdom-based charitable organization dedicated towards promoting inclusivity in the arts, approached me to supply content to the Toolkits area of their web site. This section provided advice to artists and institutions on accessibility in all forms of art. I created a paper on “Accessibility of Color on the Web.” It was an approachable guide to the importance and pitfalls of color usage in conveying important content online.

Accessibility Across Mediums

Type: Guest Blog Post
mkeUX was a meet-up that from 2010 to 2017 focused on informal get-togethers to discuss all things user experience. I frequently attended these meet-ups and had opportunities to speak twice, moderate two discussion panels and write this guest blog post for their site. Once again, I chose a topic that explained what accessibility is and what it isn’t, demystifying notions that it’s only about color or only about one type of disability.

Note: the video in this link no longer works. It can be found here:
How I play video games with my disability