Sarah has over 20 years of experience employing design to help people succeed in using information and communication technologies.
She is a recognized international leader in applying universal design principles to website design, and a domain expert in best practices for universal usability. She has built websites and web applications from both sides of the screen, with responsibility for strategy, architecture, interface, and visual design as well as code. She has been a change agent, encouraging students and faculty to adopt digital technologies for teaching and learning.
Throughout her career she has been an advocate for user experience, bringing user-centered design processes to web development efforts.
Sarah has over 50 publications to her name, including four books, one book chapter, and many professional, magazine, and news articles, including an article on web accessibility for the New York Times. She has given over 40 presentations and workshops, including several keynotes. She has received 11 awards for her work, including Best Book in Computer Science from the American Association of Publishers. She regularly serves on program committees and working groups.
Web Style Guide, co-authored with Patrick Lynch, has sold more than 200,000 copies and has been translated into eight languages.
Sarah is interested in initiatives aimed at improving the web experience for all.