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Matt King

Accessibility Specialist in UI Engineering, Meta


Matt King is the Accessibility Specialist in UI Engineering at Meta. Born legally blind, Matt King lost his remaining vision while a student of electrical engineering and music at the University of Notre Dame. Thus began a life-long focus on making technology accessible to everyone. He spent 25 years at IBM combining his passion for technology and accessibility before joining the Facebook team in 2015. Now, Matt aids the engineering of accessible product experiences, shapes accessibility products such as automatic alternative text and helps advance industry standards for accessibility as a W3C editor and ARIA Authoring Practices task force chair. As a three-time Paralympian with a world record in tandem track cycling, Matt is passionate about sharing his message that disability is not a reason for expecting less from life or from one another.


Classes

John Slatin AccessU 2023