Transcript from the "Introduction" Lesson
>> Marcy Sutton: So who am I, who is this person who's going to be talking to you today? I'm Marcy Sutton. I'm currently the Head of Learning at Gatsby, which is a website framework startup.
[00:01:22] I have worked in accessibility for a number of years and I worked on the aXe core team, which is a tool you'll hear about a little bit later. So I've been working in accessibility testing, so automated testing, learning how to bake accessibility in your application. Once upon a time I worked on the Angular core team.
[00:02:02] And it's something that we can take into our work all day, every day. So in Seattle, back in Washington State where I'm from, I co-lead a meetup for accessibility. And there's meetups for accessibility all over the world. So I encourage you to find one in your local area or start one.
[00:02:20] So how I got into accessibility, I was working as a front end developer at an agency in Seattle, and I was tasked with working on the Target account, the retailer here in Minneapolis. And as part of that engagement, I had to make accessible websites and web applications. And I didn't know anything about accessibility.
[00:02:40] It was just a something that happened in my career. And I learned from working with Target's QA accessibility team, like how much of an impact I could have in the lives of people with disabilities and really all of us. And so through that work, I just kept getting closer and closer to accessibility.
[00:02:59] And you can use it in your work in the mainstream, as developers, as designers. You could choose to go into accessibility full time if you like. I think we all have different roles to play. But there's some parts of it that we should all take into our work as technologists.
[00:03:16] So you can find me on Twitter and Github at Marcy Sutton and my website is marcysutton.com. It's also built with Gatsby.