Senior Staff Engineer @ Paypal
Ryan is a software engineer currently working as a Senior Staff engineer at PayPal working in the checkout organization. His passion for accessibility stems from growing up in a deaf family and being immersed in disabled culture from a young age. He lives in downtown Raleigh, NC with his partner and their dog and two cats.
Building for Disabled Power Users
Many companies build software with a focus on accessibility from a bare minimum compliance perspective which is incompatible with the persona of the highly effective disabled person/working professional. In this talk I will teach you how to think in terms of excellence and optimal outcomes for your disabled users while going over some case studies from companies who are great at this (Discord, etc) and ended up making better user experiences across the board with their strategy.