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Author Cathy O' Connor

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Cathy O’ Connor has worked as a senior web application designer for fifteen years in large and small companies. She relishes the challenge of incorporating complex and sometimes conflicting requirements such as compliance, security, globalization, and accessibility to distill and deliver useful, appealing, end-to-end experiences for customers.

For the past five years she has been an accessibility subject matter expert at PayPal. She enjoys coming up with new techniques and strategies to keep accessibility top of mind as product teams rapidly deliver new products in a constantly changing environment. She has spoken on some of these strategies at the California State University Northridge International Technology and persons with disabilities Conferences (CSUN): Web Accessibility Training for Product teams, with Jared Smith, WebAIM, and Color Contrast Tips and Tools for Designers at CSUN 2014.

Outside of work, Cathy is a part-time Zumba Fitness instructor, and enjoys designing in the physical world: crafting handmade toys, decor, and accessories for her family.

Color Contrast And Why You Should Rethink It