People

Mary and John manage Princeton's digital accessibility initiatives, including policy development and implementation, major projects, staff development, quality assurance, campus partnerships, and this documentation site.

Leadership

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Mary leads the Office of Information Technology's digital accessibility program, working with members of the campus community to help ensure their information technology is accessible to people with disabilities. She also provides training to raise awareness and skills, and to prepare staff for professional accessibility certification. Mary champions accessibility wherever technology and digital information are designed and developed, acquired, and used.

Mary is an active member of the accessibility community. She is co-editor of the 2020 International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Concepts (CPACC) Body of Knowledge. She also organizes the A11yPrinceton Meetup, which explores accessibility, inclusive design, and assistive technology. 

Before focusing full-time on accessibility, Mary supported it while leading OIT's User Experience Office. She has over 20 years' experience in human-centered design, including teaching students with disabilities, training, service design, and project management. She has degrees in French, Education, and Instructional Technologies, and holds certifications in accessibility and project management.

Mary lives on a farm in Hopewell, New Jersey, and enjoys horseback riding and growing trees.

Implementation

Rachel is the Training and Outreach Manager for the Office of Information Technology’s digital accessibility program. She helps empower the campus community to create digital environments and materials that are accessible to all people. Formerly the Digital Accessibility Training Coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder, she loves training people how to create digital environments and materials with an accessibility mindset.

At Princeton, she creates training and resources to help onboard new users to DubBot, Princeton’s website accessibility monitoring tool. She also manages outreach efforts throughout the institution and beyond by spreading awareness about digital accessibility, helping learners establish a growth mindset, and transferring new digital accessibility skill sets to learners.

Rachel has a background in the creative arts, receiving an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry from the CU Boulder. For several years after her MFA, she worked as a lecturer in poetics and literature. She uses her experience as a lecturer in a creative field to help her create training programs in tech that don’t feel too techy. 

In 2021, Rachel graduated with a second MA in Learning Design and Technology with an emphasis in adult learning from the University of Colorado Denver. Her research focused on digital accessibility and universal design for learning in higher education, which is where her digital accessibility journey began.

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John leads Princeton University's testing and remediation efforts, to help ensure the University's designers, developers and writers create content that is easy to read and easy to adapt to the full range of assistive technologies.

Embedded in the Office of Information Technology's Web Development Services team, he works to mentor his colleagues; testing prototypes, teaching ARIA and JavaScript techniques and demonstrating new ways to automatically and manually detect potential issues.

His background in digital publishing has also helped him bridge the proverbial gap between system architects and content editors, seeking places where changes to editorial workflows can reduce the need for training and proofreading by making better choices intuitive, self-reinforcing and self correcting. These efforts are given back to the community where possible; his team has already open-sourced the Editoria11y Accessibility Checker and the Decorative Image Widget.

Having worked at Princeton for more than 15 years, John is a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility and a Certified Associate in Project Management. As an alumnus of the University's Department of Classics, he can confirm that Lorem Ipsum is not really Latin.

Governance