Danielle Sheffler

Started:
September 2020
Role:
Accessibility Practice Lead
Connect:
LinkedIn, Twitter

Based in the US, Danielle tests and validates that our client sites are meeting accessibility standards. 

She also creates educational materials in the form of blogs, whitepapers and videos to evangelise accessibility and to help others implement best practices.

Skillset

  • Accessibility

  • Usability

  • Program management

  • Organisational transformation

  • Operations

Previous experience

Danielle has over 15 years of consulting experience specialising in organisational transformation and modernising and implementing complex enterprise digital solutions. She has led teams in the delivery of digital strategy, content management, user-centred design and 508/accessibility solutions. She’s currently working at Booz Allen Hamilton as a Deputy Program Lead/Operations Lead and has worked at Acquia as a Sr. Program Manager and at Level Access as a Manager of Accessibility Consulting. 

Danielle is trained in JAWS and VoiceOver to perform accessibility testing on websites for 508/WCAG compliance, and has a proven track record of IT strategy, digital strategy, best practice Agile delivery and system design and implementation. Throughout her career, she has created accessibility practices from the ground up at several different organisations.

Qualifications

  • US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Trusted Tester

  • Certified Usability Analyst (CUA)

  • SAFe® 5 Program Consultant

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • ICAgile Agile Coach

  • ICAgile Team Facilitator

  • Bachelor of Science, Management (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

  • Bachelor of Science, Electronic Media, Art, and Communications (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

  • Master of Science, Information Technology (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)   

Hobbies, fun facts and achievements

  • Created accessibility practices at two previous companies

  • Managed a government healthcare project that won an award in mid-2020

  • Races Ironmans and other endurance events

  • Spends time with her dogs and pats as many dogs in a day as possible

  • Classically trained singer who occasionally belts out an Italian aria or two in her apartment

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