Software Engineer, Microsoft
Meenakshi ‘Meena’ Das is a software engineer at Microsoft working on building accessible frontend experiences. Through her accessibility expertise she has advised several individuals and organizations on how to make their products accessible to people with disabilities. She is the founder of ‘Working with Disabilities’ support group for working professionals with disabilities which has over 3500+ members on social media. For her tech inclusion work, she was inducted into the National Susan M. Daniels National Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame, named a DO-IT Trailblazer for changing the way the world views people with disabilities, and recently awarded the Disability:IN NextGen Leader of the Year. In addition to serving on the Teach Access Board, she is also a member of the Accessibility Leadership Committee and the NextGen Council of a non-profit organization named Disability:IN, and has been featured by the Times of India, ABC News, CNET, Forbes and Tech Times for her views on disability inclusion in tech. You can follow her on Instagram where she shares Accessibility tidbits and experiences from her personal life.