Accessibility and Research: A Panel Discussion
Join us as we learn from those on the front lines of research usability and accessibility. From font size to font color, from unseen text to the icons you use, learn tips on how to make your next research project more inclusive and accessible to all.
Kirstin Hamlyn, Microsoft
Kirsten is a market research professional with a passion for understanding the consumer and delivering actionable insights.
Her specialties include Customer Insights, Marketing Research, Business Strategy, Data Analysis, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and Database Management.
Kirsten earned her MBA from Wisconsin University and her BA from the University of Washington.
Margaret DeGraw, User Research International
Margaret is a User Experience Researcher with a background in psychology and customer success.
With an MS degree from the Human Centered Design and Engineering program at the University of Washington, Margaret combines her passion for people with an equal passion for research.
Adept at traditional and non-traditional UX research studies, she has focused on accessibility research with blind and low-vision users.
Joe Welinske, BlinkUX
For close to thirty years, Joe has been providing education, training, contracting, and consulting services in digital communications
Every year Joe manages Seattle's annual conference for user experience professionals called ConveyUX conference. This event - produced by Blink UX - attracts UX professionals from around the world. Other events Joe produces include conferences for technical communication and software user assistance.
In 1984 Joe collaborated with Scott Boggan and David Farkas to author two editions of the popular and pioneering book Developing Online Help for Windows. He recently published Developing User Assistance for Mobile Apps. He is currently working on a new book - A Practical Approach to Accessible Design.
Joe is regularly involved as an instructor at the University of Washington in several departments, including the iSchool and teaches classes for UC Silicon Valley Extension and Bellevue College.
Joe received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1981, and a M.S. in Adult Instructional Management from Loyola University in 1987. Joe served for three years as President of the STC Puget Sound Chapter and one year as Membership Director for UxPA Puget Sound. He is one of the co-organizers of the Seattle Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup.
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