Alexandra Dean Grossi
UX Designer, IBM Accessibility, IBM
Alexandra Dean Grossi is a User Experience designer for IBM Accessibility. Her work incorporates a multi-dimensional approach to inclusivity and accessibility, utilizes storytelling, emphasizes user empowerment, and seeks real-world solutions through Inclusive Design. She believes that successful Inclusive Design solutions come from user participation early in the design process. When done well, these solutions can empower users with specific needs, change perceptions, and work to remove stigmas around disabilities.
Alexandra also serves as the Director of Inclusive Design for AIGA Raleigh, the local chapter of AIGA’s national graphic design association. She served on the leadership team of IDATA, a project funded by a $2.5 million NSF grant to make astronomy software accessible to blind and low-vision users. Grossi often gives lectures and serves on panels around disability and Inclusive Design.