Justin Yarbrough, CPACC, , is a blind accessibility advocate living in the Austin, Texas area. He currently works for a mid-size bank as an accessibility coach, embedding within development teams and helping them incorporate accessibility into the software development lifecycle. Prior to joining the bank, Justin performed similar duties for clients while working for a well-known accessibility consulting company. Before that, Justin worked for a Phoenix-area online community college where he focused on ensuring online course materials were accessible. While there, he helped to reform the affinity resource group for employees with disabilities and allies within the community college district and served as the organization's president where he led a re-branding of the organization and helped start an annual convocation celebrating graduating students with disabilities.
Justin is also a member of the World Wide Web Consortium's ARIA and Assistive Technology Community Group, testing design patterns with different browser and assistive technology combinations with the goal of creating consistent experiences across these combinations.
Justin has authored articles on accessibility, blindness, and service animal-related issues for multiple publications. He has also appeared as a guest on podcasts, given presentations, participated in panel discussions, and been interviewed on these topics. A sampling of his writing, podcasts, and other media appearances can be found on the writing, podcasts, and other media pages on this site. If you would like Justin to write for you or appear on your podcast or other media, you can contact him.
In his spare time, Justin enjoys sports and travel. He lives with his wife, two cats, and dog.