About | Accessibility Designer

Accessibility Designer

Accessibility designer crafting and evaluating accessible experiences.

Portrait of Lauren Race, a white woman with blonde hair and pink glasses, wearing a black western shirt with embroidered red roses against a white wall and house plant.

I combine human-centered, multisensory, and co-design methods to remove access barriers through product design, design systems, UX research, design reviews and audits, upskilling design orgs, design strategy and innovation, and community engagement.

My work is informed by my accessibility design research at NYU and IAAP CPACC certification.

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Sr. Principal Accessibility Designer

2023 – Present

Staff Accessibility Product Designer
Twitter A11y

2020 – 2023

Accessibility Design Researcher
NYU Ability Project

2018 – Present

2007 – 2018


New York University | 2017 – 2019
Master’s: Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)
Thesis: Designing Tactile Schematics
Designed novel set of tactile schematics and their design guidelines with Blind and Low Vision learners.
Academic Advisors: Dr. Amy Hurst and Tom Igoe
Industry Advisors: Chancey Fleet and Dr. Joshua Miele

Pratt Institute | 2004 – 2008
BFA: Communications Design, Art History


Certified Professional in Accessibility (CPACC)
IAAP | August 2020 – August 2026
Cross-disciplinary conceptual knowledge about disability, accessibility, inclusive/universal design, physical and digital standards, laws, and management strategies.
Credential ID: 20JJCLR063

Trusted Tester
U.S. DHS | November 2023
Accessibility testing certification which uses a manual approach to evaluate web content for conformance to Section 508 standards (WCAG 2.0, Level A & AA).
Credential ID: TT-2411-05165

Social & Behavioral Research
CITI Program | January 2018 – March 2025
Knowledge of human research ethics, including the protection of human subjects, vulnerable populations, informed consent, and laws and local policies. Training is renewed every three years.