Melanie Sumner

Accessibility Lead for Design Systems, HashiCorp

Melanie is a decorated, disabled military veteran and Accessibility Lead for the Design Systems Team at HashiCorp.

In addition to frequently speaking about accessibility across the globe, she is an invited expert for W3C’s WAI-ARIA working group, co-editor of the Accessible Name specification, a member of the Ember.js core team, and a board member for VetsWhoCode.

In 2023, Melanie copyrighted her work, Continuous Accessibility; it is with passion, patience, and persistence that she looks forward to the future of an accessible web.

Continuous Accessibility: Strategies for Success