Lē Silveus McNamara
Accessibility Engineer, TPGi
Lē, pronounced “Lee”, (they/them) brings a diverse background and skillset to the a11y space as an Accessibility Engineer at TPGi. Lē discovered their passion for accessibility in 2019 after a career transition from Public Relations (PR) and community work to Software Engineering in 2018. Past roles include accessibility remediation engineer with collaboration software company Smartsheet.com, Accessibility Web Extension Developer, Accessibility WordPress Developer, and Principal Developer through their personal accessibility consultancy Larunda Accessibility Solutions. Lē has also enjoyed several a11y roles in the Knowbility Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) competition (developer, project manager, and now 2-time judge) and provides mentorship for emerging developers via Ada Developers Academy, a free software bootcamp and internship program for women.
Lē is especially excited to flex their chops as a public speaker and voice artist — podcast, anyone? — honed over years of PR and nonprofit work. They’re passionate about accessibility for the neurodivergent (ND) and identify as a member of the ND community. In Lē’s free time, they are working to launch a program to provide supported community housing for ND and chronically ill adults with low support needs. The first My Homestead Heroes house, ND Homestead San Antonio, hopes to open it’s doors in the spring of 2023.