I’m Glenda “the goodwitch” Sims. I’m a girl who believes that the web is for everyone and I’ve focused my career on accessibility. Currently, I’m the self-appointed accessibility goddess at Deque, where I get to work with an incredibly motivated and inspiring team of experts.

My Principles:

  • To live each day to its fullest with love.
  • When I make mistakes, I will admit them, learn from them and move on.
  • I will look for the best in every person I meet and I will seek to draw it out.

Specialties: accessibility, strategic planning, project management, training, web standards, universal design, usability, mobile, museum technology all focused on the web.

I know I’m doing what I was meant to do when I cannot distinguish work from play.

Professional Bio:Glenda Sims is senior accessibility consultant at Deque sharing her expertise and passion for the open web with government, education and companies that range from small business to Fortune 500.

Glenda is an advisor and co-founder of AIR-University (Accessibility Internet Rally) and AccessU. She serves as an accessibility consultant, judge and trainer for Knowbility, whose mission is to support the independence of children and adults with disabilities by promoting the use and improving the availability of accessibility information technology — barrier free IT.

She spent over a decade as a Web Analyst at the University of Texas at Austin. As a member of Team Web, Glenda helped support the central web site for the University. She was an accessibility expert and web standards evangelist at UT along with her mentor and hero Dr. John Slatin. She co-authored the book InterACT with Web Standards: A holistic approach to Web Design.

She has Bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Psychology from UT.