Hello, my name is Kara Lock VanRoekel

I'm an accessibility expert, a designer, a researcher, and a teacher.

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I am passionate about accessibility, usability, and inclusive design. I believe that inclusion makes us stronger and that an ideal world is one in which all people, regardless of their ability, have equal access to the freedom and opportunities of the digital world.

My background is in human-computer interaction, and I have spent over seventeen years working in user experience (UX/UI) design and development, usability research, and teaching.

I currently live in Issaquah, WA, and work for Level Access as an accessibility services manager.

One of my particular interests is mobile accessibility:

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