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Our Mission

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believes everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed and participate in a welcoming environment. We are committed to creating an inclusive digital experience. We enable the University community to deliver accessible digital content and resources with the knowledge that accessibility enhances usability for all y’all!


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Chelsea Porter, Head of Digital Accessibility
Chelsea’s background started in the North Carolina Community College System as an instructor of Digital Effects and Animation. After 11 years as an instructor she changed careers to focus on web design. She worked for three years as a webmaster in the community college system where she learned about digital accessibility. The more she learned, the more she wanted to dive deeper into that world. In 2020, Chelsea came to UNC as a Digital Accessibility Consultant. By 2023, Chelsea became the head of the Digital Accessibility Office, leading a team of dedicated consultants in their mission to improve digital accessibility for the entire campus community.
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Craig Hayward

Craig spent 16 years as Systems and Digital Services Librarian at the State Library of North Carolina’s Accessible Books and Library Services where he discovered his passion for helping those with visual and reading impairments level the digital technology landscape. His expertise with adaptive and assistive technology deepened as he acquired more knowledge about accessibility, guided the State Library’s accessibility initiatives, and instructed fellow librarians in digital accessibility. The more he focused on accessibility, the more he wanted to move beyond the walls of the library into the broader digital world. Craig has been with UNC as a Digital Accessibility Consultant since June 2023.

Lane Fields

Lane’s love of technology has been a part of his professional career since he took a job as a break-fix tinkerer at his undergraduate help desk in 2010. Following the completion of his master’s degree in 2014, he moved into a number of roles at the intersections of technology, education, inclusive design, and content. Lane’s work in digital accessibility is informed by his commitments to justice and equity both within and outside of the professional sphere. At work, he is especially passionate about equitable user experience design and technical remediation. Lane joined the Digital Accessibility Office as a consultant in May 2023.

Sherose Badruddin

Sherose Badruddin

Sherose is dedicated to fostering inclusive policies and projects, effectively integrating principles of equity and diversity into her pursuits. She began her UNC journey in the Circulation department at Walter R. Davis Library where she played an active role in the University Library’s Reckoning Initiative; participating in the IDEA Action committee and transforming library notices for improved digital accessibility. She previously held positions in non-profit organizations, focusing on coordination, skill development, and education. Her study of programming languages was influenced by her passion for inclusion, directing her focus towards digitally accessible web design, with a special emphasis on creating accessible UX and UI. Sherose joined the Digital Accessibility Office as a Consultant in May 2023.