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Svetlana presenting in an auditorium with two screens behind her - a left one with slides and a right one with live captioning

Sveta speaking in front of audience with a slide in background
Sveta signing on a podium on right with a large screen showing live captions on left

I’ve been presenting at events and conferences since 2008, mostly about user experience and accessibility.

My talks are not typical:

  • I use American Sign Language (my fifth language) and
  • have interpreters voice for me in spoken English (due to some people having difficulties understanding my Russian and deaf accents) and
  • stenographers provide real time verbatim captions in English (my third language) for everyone.

That way more attendees can access information not only via audio, but also via captioning that benefits more people than just those who are deaf or hard of hearing. They can also learn firsthand about user experience and accessibility from the speaker who is deaf, female, and foreign-born and gives them an unique perspective.

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in hiring me for:

  • a speaking engagement at your event or conference,
  • teaching a class or workshop in your organization, or
  • providing a training for your team.

Articles about my past presentations

Examples of past presentations

  • WordCamp US 2016 in Philadelphia, PA
  • ConfabEdu 2016 in Philadelphia, PA
  • NYC UXPA event 2016 in New York City, NY
  • The Accessible World 2016 in Philadelphia, PA
  • HighEd Web New England 2016 in South Hadley, MA
  • World IA Day 2016 in New York City, NY
  • Polyglot Conference 2015 in New York City, NY
  • Accessibility Camp 2015 in Brooklyn, NY
  • Gilbane Conference 2014 in Boston, MA
  • User Focus 2014 in Washington, DC
  • edUi Conference 2014 in Richmond, VA
  • Ignite Velocity 2014 in New York City, NY
  • Word Camp 2014 in Brooklyn, NY
  • Accessibility Camps 2013 in Boston, MA and Washington, DC
  • IA Summit 2013 in Baltimore, MD
  • WordPress Meetup 2012 in New York City
  • Big Design 2012 in Dallas, TX
  • Accessibility Camps 2011 in Boston, MA and Washington, DC
  • Accessibility Camp 2010 in Washington, DC
  • EduWeb 2009 in Chicago, IL
  • HighEd Web 2008 in Springfield, MO