As part of a series of lightning talks based on the culminating work of our 2018-2019 Fellows cohort, Chancey Fleet presents “Dark Patterns in Accessibility Tech.” In this talk she shares her experiences navigating everyday web transactions as a Blind individual. Fleet identifies the cost of not designing with accessibility in mind, and encourages product makers to bring more diverse experiences into the planning and implementation of their products.
Chancey Fleet, a Brooklyn-based accessibility advocate, coordinates technology education programs at the New York Public Library’s Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. Fleet was recognized as a 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. She writes and presents to disability rights groups, policy-makers, and professionals about the intersections of disability and technology. During her fellowship at Data & Society, Fleet worked to advance public understanding of and to explore best practices for visual interpreter services as well as other technologies for accessibility whose implications resonate with the broader global conversations about digital equity, data ethics, and privacy.
She proudly serves as the vice president of the National Federation of the Blind of New York.