Dr. Michele A. Williams has 15 years of academic and industrial experience in UX, accessibility, and technology. She is passionate about ensuring people with disabilities are not excluded from technology. Her well-rounded experience includes training, design consultation, field research with people with disabilities, and code remediation for building WCAG-compliant technology.

Dr. Williams holds a B.S. in Computer Science, Masters of Software Engineering with a concentration in Human-Computer Interaction, and PhD in Human-Centered Computing with a focus on accessibility. Along with industry project contributions, her research and designs have resulted in several cited publications, international presentations, and a patent application (see LinkedIn for more details).

Coupling her passion with her expertise, she now offers consulting services including accessibility training for UX professionals and key stakeholders, and project advising including research facilitation and design consultation. Contact her for a consultation experience tailored to your needs.

Previous Employers

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2020 Speaking Events

[Cancelled] CSUN Assistive Technology Conference; “Equation Editors: Designing for the Needs of All Users” (co-presented with Steve Noble, Dr. Shari Butler, and Dan Brown)

[Postponed] blackcomputeHER Conference; “Being All-Around Advocates: Teaching and Creating Accessible Technology Inclusive of People with Disabilities”

Carnegie Mellon University; “UX Research in Industry” (Guest Lecture); April 2020

University of North Carolina at Charlotte; “Intro to Web Accessibility” (Guest Lecture); April, November, & December 2020

AnitaB.org – Elevating Conversations; “The Accessible Future of Tech”; Panelist with Professors Elaine Short and Shiri Azenkot, Moderator Brenda Darden Wilkerson; August 2020

Collab Lab – Collab Talks; “What is User eXperience?” (Guest Lecture); September 2020

#ID24 – Inclusive Design 24; “Responsive Design vs. Magnification: Designing for Users with Low Vision”; Co-presented with Synge Tyson; September 2020

Carnegie Mellon University; “Accessibility Careers” (Moderated Interview); November 2020

University of Michigan; “Testing for Accessibility” (Guest Lecture); December 2020

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