Research, Content, and Thought Leadership
Sparks of INterest
Coming from a self-taught background, it's common that beginning a project with one goal in mind leads to (near-obsessive) interest in another. It happened when I transitioned from print design to web design; from designer to front-end developer; and from asking 'how do I build the web' to 'why does the web work the way it does?', solidifying myself as a designer focused on user experience. But aside from color contrast and type scale, I hadn't truly been aware of the exciting, innovative solutions that come from inclusive design. Until another project sparked that interest!
more than a checklist
In 2019, I began working with a client that hired our team at Slalom to ensure that their product met accessibility compliance. While the project initially began as a means to get them to merely pass compliance for legal reasons, I started diving deeper—into research, into design processes, and, most importantly, into stories. As I learned more, I was able to apply more, and as such was able to share more. I positioned myself as a thought leader within Slalom as an advocate for accessible design and I take those principles with me into each project.
Showcase of published articles on the topic of accessibility and design

Empower All Users

  • Research inclusive design methodologies
  • Apply accessibility best practices to current and future projects
  • Share findings with the community
  • Advocate for universal design
From Casual Observer to Advocate
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Beyond Accessibility

Accessible design considers the needs of people with disabilities. Inclusive design considers a diverse human population.
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A Showcase of Innnovation

Designing with accessibility and inclusion in mind drives innovative solutions that bring benefits to everyone.
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The Business Benefits of Inclusion

Diverse and inclusive teams. Enhanced brand reputation. A competitive edge. The fact is, accessible design is good for business.
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A Practical Guide to Inclusive Design

Shattering the myth that accessible design is hard. It doesn’t have to be!