Luisa is an Engineering Fellow at The Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity in NYC, a computer science master’s student at Pace University, and a freelance front-end developer. She’s self-taught and started her career working on projects for Smashbox, Forbes Media, and Tommy Hilfiger. Prior to starting her masters program she worked at Front, a San Francisco-based startup, building a shared inbox for teams. She believes the web is a powerful platform and ensuring it remains accessible benefits everyone who uses it.
November 14th, 2018 | 35 mins 1 sec
accessibility, d_and_i, developer
As many as 15 to 25 percent of your site’s potential users may have trouble accessing it due to some kind of disability. How can you design your site to allow your content to be usable by the widest variety of users? My guest today is Luisa Morales, an engineering fellow at the New York City Mayor’s office for Economic Opportunity. We talk about what accessibility means, how to design your site to be accessible, and what guidelines to use to help ensure success. We’ll also talk about a very literal form of accessibility — making your site behave in a way that it is accessible to users with limited bandwidth or older devices. We’d like to hear from you. What issues or successes have you had with accessibility? Let us know at techdoneright.io or on Twitter at