Summary: LogMeIn has no dedicated accessibility specialists, but the work of inclusive design is a priority. With my two co-founders, we built a grassroots network of professionals, the Accessibility Champions, that could skillfully advocate, execute, and support each other. For this work, we were recognized with a LogMeIn Excellence Award in 2020.
We teach accessibility as a mindset where every improvement is a step to make the products usable by more and more people. I lead training opportunities for engineers, designers, and product to embed this mindset deep in the development cycle. I lead:
Early on, I led an ideation session for "How might we build an effective Accessibility Champions program?" with a group of our very first potential Champions. We determined how we could onboard new champions and make sustainable progress towards the business' accessibility goals.
At our Global Accessibility Awareness Month, hundreds of employees attended webinars and 26 teams completed accessibility reviews. As part of my organizer responsibilities, I hosted the final celebration and moderated the accessibility Q&A panel with executive leadership.