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Q&A with Alexander Shutov, Creator of Dark Reader Plugin

Jan, 1, 2017

This installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Alexander Shutov, creator of Dark Reader, a Chrome plugin that adjusts the color contrast in your browser to make it more readable. When did you begin work on Dark Reader? Working as a software engineer, I was staring at a screen all day long […]

Q&A with Damian Sian, Senior Web Accessibility Advisor for Princeton University

Dec, 12, 2016

This installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Damian Sian, Senior Web Accessibility Advisor for Princeton University. Sian is also the owner of Creative AP, a corporate communications consulting firm dedicated to helping small businesses have a big impact. When did you first get started in accessibility? My first introduction to accessibility was with […]

Q&A with Ken Nakata, Director of Accessibility Consulting at Cryptzone

Nov, 11, 2016

This installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Ken Nakata, the Director of Accessibility Consulting at Cryptzone. Nakata is the former Senior Trial Attorney for the Disability Rights Section of the US Department of Justice. How did you first get started in accessibility? Almost by accident, really. I think every liberal-minded attorney dreams […]

Bryan Garaventa, Research Developer and Accessibility Advocate

Q&A with Bryan Garaventa, Founder of WhatSock

Sep, 9, 2016

This installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Bryan Garaventa. He is the founder of WhatSock and an Accessibility Fellow at SSB BART Group. Additionally, Garaventa is and a Research Developer for the W3C ARIA Working Group, the Internet Society, and the Royal Society of Arts. When did you first get started in […]

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Q&A with Niclas Bergström, CEO of ReadSpeaker

Jun, 6, 2016

This installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Niclas Bergström, CEO of ReadSpeaker. ReadSpeaker converts text to speech on a variety of devices through a “Listen” button–try it on this article. Bergström comes from a sound and computer background, and has started and developed companies in this field for over 15 years. Follow ReadSpeaker on Twitter at @ReadSpeaker. […]

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Q&A with John Huth, Librarian

Apr, 4, 2016

This month’s installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with John Huth, Young Adult Librarian for The Child’s Place in Brooklyn. He collaborates with partners, including schools and community-based organizations, to provide high quality information services to underserved young people, including those with disabilities. When did you first get started in accessibility? In […]

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Q&A with Tiffany Yu, Founder of Diversability

Feb, 2, 2016

This month’s installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Tiffany Yu, the Director of Business Development at REVOLT Media & TV. Yu is also the founder of Diversability, an award-winning social movement to rebrand disability. She graduated with honors from Georgetown University and currently lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter at […]

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Interview with Svetlana Kouznetsova, Founder of Audio Accessibility

Jan, 1, 2016

The latest installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Svetlana Kouznetsova, founder of Audio Accessibility, a consulting service that helps make audio, videos, and events accessible for deaf people. In addition to her work in accessibility, Kouznetsova also works in user experience and product management. When did you first get started in accessibility?  […]

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Interview with Akash Khanolkar, Founder of CrowdViz

Jan, 1, 2016

The latest installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Akash Khanolkar, founder of CrowdViz, a company that connects people who are visually impaired with sighted assistants. Through a video connection, assistants can offer various types of sighted help. When did you first get started in accessibility? Learning about the field of accessibility was […]

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Interview with Bob Paradiso, Independent Rehab Engineer

Dec, 12, 2015

The newest installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Bob Paradiso, Independent Rehab Engineer. With a background in programming video games, Paradiso now modifies electronics and hardware to enable people to do more. When did you first get started in accessibility? Maybe it was when I first started playing around with hacking a […]