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Kylie Pollock

Principal Accessibility Consultant,

Kylie (aka the Hairbow Hippie) is a trained accessibility professional from Australia. Kylie comes from a software engineering background and moved into the accessibility space approximately 5 years ago while working at nbn co (Australia's National Broadband Network). Across Kylie's IT career she has worked with some large organisations including IBM and is now living the self-employed dream where she can work with large and small organisations to assist them in uplifting their digital accessibility. Kylie currently volunteers her technical skills and is the Secretary of OZeWAI, a not-for-profit Australian professional membership association for digital accessibility specialists and organisations. OZeWAI is focused on enabling people with disabilities to participate in the digital space with dignity on an equal basis. Through her work with OZeWAI, Kylie is working to implement Digital Accessibility Apprenticeships within Australia, to alleviate the current skill gaps in the industry while also creating additional pathways to employment for Australians with disabilities. Kylie lives with photosensitivity, C-PTSD, Chronic Daily Migraines and Cluster Headaches, which just means she is not afraid of hard work, or a little (or even a lot for that matter) of pain. Kylie is most noted for the array of colorful hairbows which adorn her short hair. She currently owns more than 50 hairbows and is soon to be the founding member of "Hairbows Anonymous."


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