The Digital Content and Accessibility Team wrote a system that measures accessibility and usability by balancing needs of business/university and people.
Hesitance towards accessibility remediation as many of those products were already made.
Ensuring the resolution of barriers.
Presenting accessibility as a must before federal precedents started making it so. As products for everyone benefit everyone.
While on the DCAT team, I wrote approximately 50 evaluations for the university leveraging my expertise through the unique addition of suggested solutions to solve the inclusive and universal barriers readily.
The increasing impact that I had at the university simultaneously afforded me the ability to contribute towards making the Title IX website accessible and that proved fundamental with the devastating events that came to light shortly after we completed it.
I refer to this entire project as "the experience" as in the same vein, I worked on a scholarship portal the university was considering purchasing which could have further opened the door to higher education.
My work at the university earned the opportunity to do extensive and thorough multi-week evaluations, for Fortune 500 clients across industries, at Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting and then leading latter publications of the like.
I learned how to grow from my experience, earned a job to lead accessibility and UX at a local design firm where I developed my own strategy for inclusivity and universal design and impacted even larger clients.
Specifically, a dashed border for input elements is unique to my style in approaching accessibile perceivability and operability and I am grateful, blessed, and moved when I see this in so many places I have worked from the university to this day to the State of Michigan (client) that I distinctly suggest and promote in my evaluations.