Résumé

Meredith Boyce

+1(864) 431-7022 | meredith.laurel@gmail.com | LinkedIn

LANGUAGES AND TECHNOLOGIES

  • Computer languages: JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Java, Swift, Python, SQL, Unity
  • Human languages: English, French, and Developer (translational proficiency)
  • Libraries and frameworks: jQuery, WAI-ARIA markup, UIKit for iOS, mySQL, unit testing, WordPress
  • Accessibility software and tools: VoiceOver, ChromeVox, JAWS, Talkback, NVDA, ZoomText, MAGic, WAI-ARIA
  • Developer tools, environments: Xcode, Android Studio, UNIX/Linux, Unity, Adobe Creative Cloud, Jira,
  • Miscellaneous: IAAP CPACC certified as of November 2019, SME for accessible technology, SME in web/mobile accessibility, SME in WCAG 2.1/Section 508/ADA code standards compliance, skilled in technical writing and accessibility testing
  • Agile environments: Scrum or Kanban style

LEADERSHIP AND PROJECTS

AccessComputing Team Member

U.W. newsletter article

  • 2019: Part of a team working under Dr. Shiri Azenkot (Cornell) at the University of Washington during the AccessComputing research conference. The project was development of a concept for blind people to use VR. I consider myself responsible for 90% of the work on the wireframes, at least 35% of the coding work, and 100% of the code review.

UN Women: #SheInnovates Honoree

United Nations #SheInnovates coverage

  • Created by UN Women and the Global Innovation Coalition for Change in 2019, the She Innovates Global program helps female innovators and entrepreneurs to defy gender barriers and turn their solutions into reality.

The White House’s Champions of Change: Award Winner

MTV coverage, White House press briefing

  • 2015 recipient of the Obama White House’s Champions of Change award. Recognized because of my work building a peer-to-peer technology tutoring program at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind. The program is self-sustaining and will evolve to teach students and teachers about accessible technology now that I have moved on.

CSforALL Accessibility Initiative: Advisory Committee Member

CSforALL official website, Axios coverage

  • Member of the inaugural accessibility committee for the CSforALL organization. CSforALL is a national initiative to empower all US students to learn computer science and be equipped with the computational thinking skills they need to be creators in the digital economy and to be active citizens in our technology-driven world.

National Center for Women and Information Technology: National Award Runner-Up, Regional Winner

  • 2014 and 2015 recipient of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. Recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

eSSENTIAL Accessibility           Toronto, ON, Canada Technical Lead October 2019-January 2020

  • U.S.-based contractor for eSSENTIAL Accessibility
  • Supported consumer-facing mobile applications, mostly in Java, some Swift and Kotlin
  • Mobile development in Java and Swift as backup when applications developed overseas were phased out by clients
  • Created and audited reports on mobile applications and website code. Delivered reports to high-level clients, including code and compliance inspection for WCAG 2.0 and 2.1 standards according to client needs

AudioEye, Inc.     Atlanta, GA

Intern – Implementation June 2019 – present

  • JavaScript and WAI-ARIA markup for client websites and enterprise software 
  • Audited Digital Accessibility Platform (internal software) code in Java/PHP for WCAG 2.1/Section 508 compliance, which are the current international standards for web accessibility
  • Suggested design improvements to the Digital Accessibility Platform to improve aesthetics and functionality, also made software accessible and up to international standards for users who are blind
  • Performed mobile and web testing and wrote technical reports in Java and Swift for Fortune 500 clients who sought accessibility and design feedback on mobile applications
  • JavaScript and WAI-ARIA markup for client websites and enterprise software 
  • Audited Digital Accessibility Platform (internal software) code in Java/PHP for WCAG 2.1/Section 508 compliance, which are the current international standards for web accessibility
  • Suggested design improvements to the Digital Accessibility Platform to improve aesthetics and functionality, also made software accessible and up to international standards for users who are blind
  • Performed mobile and web testing and wrote technical reports in Java and Swift for Fortune 500 clients who sought accessibility and design feedback on mobile applications

Office Depot             Spartanburg, SC

Copy and Print specialist     October 2018 – May 2019

  • Created quality graphics and print materials for a wide range of clients
  • Used Adobe Creative Cloud software to make high-quality renderings for clients
  • Mentored new employees and familiarized them with department workflows 

EDUCATION

Converse College Spartanburg, SC

2015-2018

  • Pursued a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science, did not complete because the major was discontinued in 2017. Also took courses in psychology, technical writing, and liberal arts. Minored in French.