Aaron Cannon

Aaron Cannon

Lead Accessibility Engineer and Co-Founder

Company: Accessible360
Role: Session Presenter Session: Create an Inclusive Culture by Having Accessible Digital Properties

As a seasoned front-end website developer and Accessibility Engineer offering a most unique set of skills and experiences, I co-founded a digital accessibility agency, Accessible360, to help clients navigate compliance. I have a vested interest in making the web more accessible for everyone because I use a screen reader, for both work and recreational use of the Internet. I lead the design /UX on the National Institute for the Blind’s website; it marked the first time a person who is blind took the lead designing a site for both sighted and visually impaired people.

I first got on the web in 1996 using the Lynx web browser via a Linux shell account. When Windows screen readers improved to the point where they could interact much better with Internet Explorer, I made the switch. I am proficient in several programming platforms and languages (WordPress, Django, Zend Framework, Python, PHP and JavaScript) and especially enjoy the teaching & training aspect of Website Accessibility work.

Working in Website Accessibility professionally since 2007, I became an Accessibility Engineer in 2011 and lead the Audit Services for A360.