Software Engineer and Accessibility Evangelist with 6+ years of proven experience in executing, development and leading Accessibility processes in digital strategies for Fortune 100 clients. Subject Matter Expert contributions on Accessibility by establishing guidelines, best practices, and standards related to designing and maintaining accessible websites and other digital products.
Active participation and collaboration on PwD communities for over a decade. Cross collaboration to create national standards and digital best practices to be applicable across Costa Rica public and private services to create accessible digital, educational and physical environments to improve their independent living.
Co-Lead of the Accessibility Web Costa Rica (public group in Facebook) developing digital content, training, conferences, events, webinars, etc. focusing in Spanish language to create awareness about the importance of talking about Accessibility in the digital era.
Leading Latin America strategies together with other A11y communities in terms to create better job opportunities, accessibility specializations and promote inclusiveness for entrepreneurs.
Finally, I’m part of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) as a certified member.
Nick Goodrum has been working in the front-end development world for over ten years growing and improving his code with modern techniques and best practices. During that journey, he found a deep passion in the world of usability and accessibility. At Americaneagle.com, which is a full-service digital agency that handles many platforms including WordPress, he grew into the position of Director of Front-End Development and Accessibility. In that role he is a strong advocate to developers, clients, and beyond on making accessibility a normality rather than an afterthought.
Sumner Davenport specializes in Web Accessibility on WordPress. Her passion is to educate business owners and web designers using WordPress on the increased value and ease of an Accessible site. Through her long-standing organization, she and her team have built, maintained, evaluated and remediated dozens of WordPress websites to WCAG 2.1 success criterion. Her clients are referred by other clients and from attorneys. She is active in accessibility and legal conferences and educational venues. At WordCamps and local WordPress groups she regularly speaks on topics related to compliance issues for WordPress. After presenting at WordCamp SantaClarita (WCSCV) 2019, she volunteered to be the Speaker Wrangler for WordCamp SantaClarita 2020 and is on the Speaker Wrangler team for WordCamp LAX 2020. She and two colleagues founded a local Meetup to discuss WordPress and accessibility and have invited renowned speakers on Accessibility topics to be the guest presenters. Partnering with two other local Meetup organizers, they organized the first annual Mega Meetup WordPress Accessibility Day 2020. She is a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) and an active supporter of various disability organizations.
Dylan Wages is a freelance WordPress designer/developer for over 15 years. He solves design problems for his clients by helping them simplify ideas and communicate their stories. Currently, he is consulting businesses and non-profits to develop accessible materials on and off-line.
Dana is a postgraduate student at the University of Oxford’s Internet Institute, where she studies the practical implications of international digital accessibility policies and guidelines. She also works as a freelance digital accessibility consultant, with one of her most recent clients being the American Civil Liberties Union. Prior to working as an accessibility consultant, Dana worked on accessibility projects at the Obama White House and Facebook, and she plans to continue her research on digital accessibility with a Fulbright research grant to Morocco next year.
Consultant, tester, speaker and trainer for web accessibility since 1999; contributor for the WCAG 2.0 and the german BITV 2.0; winner, expert and juror of the former german competition for accessible websites; WordPress Core contributor since 2010, graduated computer scientist for digital media since 1996.
Colleen Gratzer is an award-winning designer with 23 years of experience in branding, print, and web design and development. Four of those years include being an accessibility specialist.
She has provided InDesign accessibility training to the U.S. Department of the Interior, appeared on several podcasts and given presentations about website accessibility.
Her client-based business, Gratzer Graphics, provides design and accessibility services to nonprofits, creative firms and developers.
Through Creative Boost, she hosts the Design Domination podcast; educates designers and developers about freelancing issues, design and the importance of accessibility; and offers a website accessibility course and other resources.
She is a member of the IAAP, the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, and holds a verified certificate of achievement for introductory website accessibility from W3C, with plans to pursue additional certifications.
Sheri Byrne-Haber is a prominent global subject matter expert in the fields of disability and accessibility in the business and educational settings. She is best known for launching digital accessibility programs at multiple Fortune 200 companies, including McDonald’s, Albertsons, and VMware, as well as consulting on government accessibility. Her programs have positively impacted millions of the more than 1 billion global people with disabilities. The accessibility program created by Sheri is part of the same group that created Clarity, one of the few open source accessible design systems available.
Sheri is the author of a popular Medium blog called “This Week in Accessibility,” where she summarizes legal cases and issues facing people implementing accessibility programs. This Week in Accessibility has had over 150,000 readers since its launch. Sheri is a frequent panelist and speaker at accessibility related conferences and an active member of several accessibility committees and non-profits, helping drive and communicate the evolution of accessibility standards.
Sheri’s book on strategic accessibility and establishing accessibility programs titled “Find Your Accessibility Compass” will be published in February 2021.
Hi! I’m Adam and I’m a web developer at the University of Connecticut (UConn). In my role at the Office of University Communications, I specialize in WordPress application development and web accessibility. I’ve also been on accessibility and diversity committees at UConn. These include UConn’s Information and Communication Technology Task Force and University Communications Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Force. When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, martial arts, and spending time with my family.
Raghavendra Satish Peri is a digital accessibility evangelist working at Deque Systems as Senior Accessibility Consultant breaking web accessibility & mobile accessibility challenges. He authors an Accessibility Blog & is galvanizing the adoption of accessibility by inspiring the local tech community with meetups and mentorship. He propelled this thought by founding HelloA11y, a community of accessibility professionals, developers and enthusiasts. When away from his computer, Raghava can be found at local cafes & restaurants sampling cuisines, attending local meetups, listening to audio books or writing on his Personal Blog. Raghavendra Satish Peri also helps small business & individuals with Digital Marketing Trainings & SEO consulting… He has been building websites & doing SEO Consulting for more than 14 years.