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Sara Soueidan (Pronounced Sāra Swaidān)
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Inclusive design engineer
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Sara Soueidan is an inclusive design engineer, author, speaker, and educator from Lebanon.

With more than a decade of experience in the field of front-end development, she has worked with companies around the world building Web user interfaces and digital products with focus on responsive design, accessibility, performance, and cutting-edge tech.

Today, she is dedicated to teaching designers and developers how to create inclusive and usable web user interfaces, with a strong focus on accessibility.

Sara is the creator of the “Practical Accessibility” course—a get-right-down-to-it online video course for Web designers and developers who want to start creating more accessible Web user interfaces and digital products today.

She is also the author of the Codrops CSS Reference and co-author of Smashing Book 5. She blogs about inclusive design engineering on her blog, and delivers talks and workshops at events worldwide, as well as in-house for companies like Netflix, Telus, and the Royal Schiphol Group at Amsterdam Airport, sharing practical insights and tried-and-true practices for building scalable, resilient front-end foundations.

In 2015, Sara was voted Developer of the Year in the net awards, and shortlisted for the Outstanding Contribution of the Year award. She also won an O’Reilly Web Platform Award for “exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and the supporting Web ecosystem.”


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