Kathleen McMahon
Kathleen McMahon
Kathleen is a software engineer, designer, and conference speaker, who has deep industry experience that fuels her passion for making apps beautifully accessible. She’s a Color Module Specification Editor for the W3C Design Tokens Community Group. She is the Creative Director for the CXsisters network in her spare time and the best lanterne rouge cyclocrosser you’ll ever meet.
React Summit US 2023React Summit US 2023
27 min
Design Systems Carnival! One Accessible Component, Many Pretty Masks
Design System components are like guests at a Venetian Carnival, enjoying the festivities. One guest — the disclosure widget — wears three distinct masks, elevating a Carnival to a Masquerade Ball. Or… is it? What kind of Carnival are you attending if those masks get mixed? In this talk, you’ll learn the secret to creating a reusable — and accessible — component that can masquerade as many and give your component library access to the most exclusive of Carnival attractions.
React Summit 2020React Summit 2020
18 min
Smoothly Inclusive Component Library Documentation
Is your complex documentation setup a maintenance nightmare and chasing away potential contributors? In this talk, you will learn how to make your React component library documentation more user and contributor-friendly with Gats and MDX. Pair this with accessibility best practices, and your documentation will be inclusively smooth.