Svetlana Kouznetsova

Max 30 words: "Accessibility innovator with professional accessibility expertise and personal experience with deafness."

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About Svetlana Kouznetsova

Svetlana Kouznetsova is an independent B2B accessibility consultant and trailblazer who has been deaf since the age of two.

She has had to use various alternative solutions to communication and information barriers throughout her life.

Svetlana is a former hearing aid user, a current cochlear implant user, a native Russian speaker, a fluent ASL user, and can communicate in at least 5 languages.

She has lived in different countries, learned several languages, and navigated through most of her education as the only deaf student in regular schools without formal communication access services.

Svetlana has an MS degree in Internet Technology and over 20 years of professional expertise in design, technology, and accessibility.

She is an international speaker educating businesses on the importance of accessibility to the world’s largest minority of 1.85 billion disabled people.

She is also the founder of Audio Accessibility and advises businesses on how to improve communication and information access for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Svetlana would be a great podcast guest because of her unique combination of professional expertise and lived experience.

She is a trailblazer in the accessibility field and has a wealth of knowledge to share about best practices for captioning, visual communication, and web accessibility.

Svetlana is also a successful author and TEDx speaker, and can provide her insights into how businesses can benefit from improving their accessibility strategies and how captions can make a major difference in the lives of the deaf and hard of hearing.

Her story is sure to inspire and educate podcast listeners.