Software Engineer @ Microsoft
Building Empathy and Accessible Apps
Everyone knows accessibility is important, but even with the best of intentions, we still might not be achieving an accessible design in our apps. In this talk, I'll help the audience build their empathy for disabled users through the eyes of someone in the disabled community (myself), while giving them the tools they need to tackle accessibility both from a design and implementation standpoint.
Isabela is a software engineer at Microsoft, building a design system and component library to bring coherence to internal products. Previously at Google and various startups, she's found her home wearing many hats at Microsoft - from engineering, to design work, to community support and outreach. Isabela is a huge fan of the intersection of code and design and loves mechanical keyboards. As a Latina in tech, she's an advocate for other minorities and frequently speaks out on Twitter and provides tech resources for under-represented minorities.