Speaking and Podcasting

Many need education on the why and how to include people with disabilities and accessibility in companies. My energetic presentations aim for the three E’s on these topics: educate, entertain, and encourage action. Because of this, someone referred to me as an accessibility unicorn. [Blushes]

I speak on a diversity of disability and accessibility topics including:

Available for in-person and virtual events. If you’d like me to present at your company or event, please drop me a line.

Accessibility is not an all-or-nothing proposition. The key is to treat it like a journey by aiming for progress over perfection. I encourage celebrating small victories and making progress every day.

Upcoming Talks

  • June 2024: Environment for the Americas Internship Program
  • July 2024: One slot open
  • July 2024: Kansas State University
  • August 2024: WebAIM
  • October 2024: CreativePro: Design + Accessibility Summit

2024 Talks

  • June 2024: XR Access Symposium Panelist
  • June 2024: NTXDC Disability-led DEIA Summit
  • May 2024: John Slatin AccessU Keynote.
  • April 2024: University of Pittsburgh
  • April 2024: Southern Methodist University
  • March 2024: The University of Texas at Austin
  • February 2024: North Texas Disability Chamber Annual Meeting Emcee
  • February 2024: Kentucky Community and Technical College System
  • January 2024: American Marketing Association Virtual Conference
A crowd of people sit a tables with Meryl Evans on stage speaking in the distance with the D CEO Diversity Equity Inclusion Symposium backdrop and a biplane hangs from the ceiling
D CEO DEI Symposium

2023 Talks

Allison and Meryl sit on stage chatting with an audience sitting at tables and two monitors on both sides show a photo of Meryl and captions
Edrington Fireside Chat
  • December 2023: Plano Chamber of Commerce Leadership Plano Ensuring Difference Voices in the Workplace panel
  • November 2023: Algoma University
  • November 2023: ATD Intensive
  • September 2023: North Texas Disability Chamber Awards
  • September 2023: D CEO Magazine DEI Symposium
  • August 2023: Yes, I Can (YIC)
  • July 2023: APSE MO conference
  • July 2023: Edrington
  • May 2023: Pearson
  • May 2023: Workday
  • May 2023: North Texas Disability Chamber GAAD
  • May 2023: John Slatin AccessU
  • April 2023: A11y Conference
  • April 2023: Riot Games
  • April 2023: City of Plano
  • April 2023: Square Cash App
  • March 2023: SXSW
  • March 2023: LinkedIn Rocks Conference
  • February 2023: City of Plano
  • January 2023: Junior League of Collin County in Plano, TX
  • January 2023: A11yNYC at 3 World Trade Center in New York City
  • January 2023: GatherVerse S.H.E. Summit

2022 Talks

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PCMA Convening Leaders 2022
  • November 2022: Austin Startup Week in Austin, TX
  • November 2022: A11y Camp
  • October 2022: Progressive
  • October 2022: Disability and Philanthropy Forum
  • September 2022: FoundedInFoCo
  • September 2022: Jackson
  • August 2022: Canada’s Better Buildings Boot Camp (#BBBC)
  • July 2022: WP Engine LinkedIn
  • July 2022: Flatiron Health
  • July 2022: Gallaudet University Information Technology program
  • June 2022: XR Access Symposium
  • June 2022: AWE USA
  • May 2022: Bay Area Accessibility and Inclusive Design with Jennison Asuncion
  • May 19, 2022: PwC
  • May 19, 2022: North Texas Disability Chamber Fireside
  • May 11, 2022: EGA Access Services Summit
  • May 4, 2022: ETS
  • May 10, 2022: John Slatin AccessU in Austin, Texas.
  • April 23, 2022: TEDx Talk at TEDxPlano
  • March 16, 2022: Axe-con Accessibility Conference
  • February 2022: Fable
  • January 11, 2022: PCMA Convening Leaders Conference in Las Vegas.

2021 Talks

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SXSW 2023
  • December 2021: Chris Bogue and Viktor Köves.
  • December 2021: Diamond 2021 State of Accessibility Report
  • December 2021: Curiosity Tank
  • December 2021: WordPress Accessibility Meetup Group
  • December 2021: National Ability Summit
  • November 2021: A11yTalks
  • November 2021: XR Association Limitless Future Conference
  • October 2021: MITRE NDEAM Accessibility Technical Exchange Meeting
  • October 2021: A11yTO Conf
  • October 2021: AccessibilityPlus with Gavin Neate, Andrew Houghton, and Andrea Mocellin
  • September 2021: Content Marketing World
  • September 2021: #ID24
  • July 2021: Southern Methodist University Accessibility in User Experience
  • July 2021: WordCamp Santa Clarita Valley
  • July 2021: A11yNYC
  • May 2021: Accessibility Camp Bay
  • May 2021: John Slatin AccessU (two classes)
  • May 2021: UW Husky Hackathon
  • April 2021: TechAccess Oklahoma
  • March 2021: Why and How to Create Accessible Social Media and Website Content at Bay Area Disability Inclusion Network
  • March 2021: Mimi
  • February 2021: A11yATX

2020 Talks

  • October 2020: Equal Entry
  • October 2020: WordCamp Los Angeles
  • October 2020: WordPress Accessibility Day
  • July 2020: WordPress San Fernando Valley Meetup
  • May 2020: John Slatin AccessU
  • May 2020: A. Miroe

Podcasts and Lives