From Accessibility Tester to Accessibility Evangelist

As a screen reader user, rapid growth and exponential change are something that I’ve been dealing with all my life. I’m old enough to remember the change from DOS line commands to the Windows GUI.  I’ve seen things change from specialty devices built exclusively for blind people, to computers coming with many of the things I need built in. Even from a web without any accessibility standards via 28.8 K dial-up, to working with companies to ensure the latest interaction is accessible over my gigabit broadband connection. My point is that I’m used to change and am learning to thrive on it 

Samuel Proulx is a young white man with closely cropped brown hair and a bushy brown beard. He is wearing a dark shirt and is against a forest green background.

Before I started working at Fable back in April of 2018, I was involved in the emerging cryptocurrency market. I often joke about how much I relish the stability of working at a start-up, as compared to my earlier career in bitcoin.  

Coming to work at Fable hasn’t meant my journey has slowed down at allFrom starting off as Fable’s first and only tester just a couple of short years ago, Fable’s community quickly grew to a small number of screen reader only testersand then continued expanding to a diverse range of assistive technology users. The pace at Fable has been rapid – and my personal pace has had to keep upThanks to the inclusivity, diversity, and openness that is built right into the heart of Fable, I’ve been able to advance from Tester to QA Analyst, to Community Manager.  

Samuel Proulx is a young white man with closely cropped brown hair and a bushy brown beard. He is wearing a dark shirt and is against a forest green background.

From Accessibility Tester to Accessibility Evangelist 

As a screen reader user, rapid growth and exponential change are something t