Portrait of Shawn Henry

Shawn Henry

Accessibility Evangelist, W3C Web Accessibility Intiative

Shawn Henry focuses her personal passion for accessibility on bringing together the needs of individuals and the goals of organizations in designing human-computer interfaces. Shawn leads worldwide education and outreach promoting web accessibility for people with disabilities at the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). Her TAdER Project provides research and outreach to better understand users’ needs to customize text for readability — including people with low vision, dyslexia, and older people. Shawn has worked for Fortune 500, nonprofit, education, and research organizations to optimize user interface design for usability and accessibility. Her book Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design offers an approach for developing products that are more usable for everyone. When not typing on her little laptop, Shawn is often out paddling her long sea kayak.

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