Svetlana Kouznetsova

Consultant, Author, and Speaker in Manhattan, New York

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Hi! I’m an independent consultant and accessibility trailblazer who happens to be deaf.

I have over 20 years of professional training, experience, and expertise in design, technology, and accessibility.

My clientele includes corporations, media producers, business owners, event organizers, and educational institutions.

I have advised general businesses for over 10 years on how to improve accessibility strategies for their mainstream web, media, and events.

People with disabilities make up the world's largest minority of over 1.85 billion people, according to The Return on Disability Group. However, their needs are the most ignored. They control over $1.9 trillion in annual disposable income. Their families and friends add another 3.4 billion potential consumers. Together they control over $13 trillion in annual disposable income.

Accessible products and services can benefit both your business and customers. They not only improve the experience of disabled people but also increase your audience and ROI.

👩‍💻 I can help your business:

✦ improve user experience and accessibility of your mainstream digital products, services, events
(svknyc.com/services),

and

✦ ensure quality of captions, transcripts, and other types of communication and information access for your mainstream podcasts, videos, events
(audio-accessibility.com/services).

👩‍🏫 Speaker at events and conferences - internationally since 2008. Presentations are delivered in American Sign Language, voiced by interpreters, and captioned in English.

📺 TEDx talk (published in 2018): "How captions increase ROI and audience for media creators"

📚 Author of "Sound Is Not Enough" (published in 2014). The second edition is currently underway - let me know if you want to be notified via email when it’s out.

If you need my consulting services, workshops, training sessions, my help with ensuring quality of your captions and transcripts, or want me to speak at your event, contact me.

Looking forward to working with you!

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