Sheri Byrne-Haber

Sheri Byrne-Haber is a prominent global subject matter expert in the fields of disability and accessibility. She is best known for launching digital accessibility programs at McDonald’s, Albertsons, and VMware. With degrees in computer science, law, and business combined with identifying as a disabled person, Sheri has a 360-degree view of all the issues impacting disability inclusion and accessibility. Sheri was the first Girl Scout to get a badge in computer science in 1972.

Sheri is the author of a popular blog called “This Week in Accessibility,” and was named “2020 Author of the Year” by the UX Collective. She was named a 2022 LinkedIn Top Voice for Social Impact. Her blog, which has reached over 300,000 readers, summarizes legal cases and issues facing people implementing accessibility programs. She is a frequent panelist and speaker at accessibility, UI/UX, and HR conferences and is an active member of several accessibility committees and non-profits, helping drive and communicate the evolution of accessibility standards. Her book, entitled “Giving a Damn about Accessibility” is available for free at accessibility.uxdesign.cc



Consider a Career in Accessibility

Sheri Byrne-Haber (Senior Staff, Accessibility Architect at VMware) talks about what accessibility is, how it fits in the overall software development life cycle, and how to prepare for a successful career in accessibility.