Joel Crawford-Smith

I'm Joel Crawford-Smith. I have played multiple roles in my career including Front-end Developer, User Experience Designer, and Drupal Developer. My past experience both UX and development helps bring a "big picture" point of view to my current job as a Senior Web Accessibility Administrator.

Experience

Web Accessibility

Certified web accessibility certified credential logo link is external Web accessibility is my life. I fight to make the world inclusive so everyone can have equal access to the web. I had been working in the field to some extent for about a decade. In 2020, I earned my Web Accessibility Specialist certification (WAS link is external) and Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) link is external through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP link is external). Earning both certifications earns me the title of Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA).

User Experience

Human Factors International Certified Usability Analyst certification creadential logo link is external Human factors and user experience was a gateway drug to Accessibility. When you know accessibility and user experience you realize that anything good for accessibility is also great for user experience. Before my full dive into web accessibility I was a User Experience Designer so naturally I wanted to get my Certified Usability Analyst (CUA) link is external.

Drupal Cult Member

Drupal 8 Certified Site Builder creadential logo link is external Drupal is my favorite content management system. My full time Accessibility analyst role has not entirely tore me away from my first love, Drupal. I am still a Drupal 8 Certified Site Builder link is external. Our university relies on Drupal. So keeping my skills sharp was important to me.