Fran combines a background in web development and interactive media design with a passion for accessibility to lead Northern’s technical efforts on web accessibility.
Fran brings five years of experience in designing solutions and advocating for accessible development, with an eye towards not just meeting the requirements established by WCAG, but going beyond that to ensure that people who benefit from accessible solutions will have an equitable experience that meets the highest standards of usability and efficacy.
Certified as a Web Accessibility Specialist with the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, Fran is a trusted authority on accessible web development who has been a frequent speaker and advocate on the subject. Fran has presented at various DrupalCons and Drupal Camps, she has been the lead in online webinars, and frequently contributes to Northern’s thought leadership activities around accessibility.
Fran’s experience in accessibility extends from institutional clients, like higher education, health care, and government/NGO development to e-commerce solutions. She also establishes and enforces Northern’s internal standards of accessible web development to ensure that accessibility is at the foundation of everything we build.