Megan Lawrence, Ph.D.
Senior Accessibility Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Megan is the Senior Technical Accessibility Evangelist at Microsoft. She has over 13 years’ experience conducting research and development with and for people with disabilities. Prior to joining Microsoft, Lawrence was a research scientist at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research’s Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Blindness and Low Vision. She also was a senior research associate and accessibility consultant at Cognito. As a consultant, she worked with nonprofits, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies to help them make their products and services accessible to people with a range of abilities. Lawrence has a PhD in geography from the University of Oregon with an emphasis on accessibility and human cognitive behavior.