Blind Accessibility Testers Society

Welcome to the home of the  Blind Accessibility Testers Society.

The society was formed from a   number of conversations between   various blind people working in the accessibility industry  wanting to know  better ways to use the tools of our trade. Quickly, we realized that blind people in other roles like software  development also wanted a place to share ideas, tools, and tips on how to work as a blind professional.

At the 2016 CSUN conference on disability and technology, Birkir Gunnarsson and Lucy Greco presented a talk called Strike of the Bats to introduce others to the idea and  gauge interest in membership, and so it began.

On this site, we hope to create a rich library of tutorials and tips for how to use  technical tools and workarounds for  visual interfaces.

If you’re a blind individual that would like to  contribute to the ongoing conversation  between the bats, please subscribe to  our mailing list at:
Please be sure to use the Message to the Moderator box when subscribing as blank applications will be discarded.
Blind Bats Mailing List
Welcome to our society!

Our Team

Kerry Stamps

Web Designer / Developer

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Web designer/developer with 20 years experience developing websites in WordPress.
  • Location: Albany, CA
  • Website: Link

Pranav Lal

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“Pranav Lal has been working in the field of accessibility for over 10 years. He has also contributed to the first DAISY book player as a programmer and most recently to the dictationBridge project where he was the project manager and also helped write the dragon commands necessary for dictationBridge. He is familiar with python and visual basic .net and has a working knowledge of other languages such as C++.
He has conducted several accessibility related training exercises for a variety of stakeholders namely government, private industry and educational institutions.”

    Lanie Molinar

    Programmer and User Tester

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    I'm totally blind, autistic, and chronically ill. I'm a college student at Brigham Young University-Idaho online, studying for a B.S. in Software Engineering. I'm an advocate for people with multiple disabilities.
    • Location: Santa Fe, Texas
    • Website: Link

    Bim Egan

    Web accessibility specialist

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    Bim has 17 years experience of identifying accessibility issues and 20 years using screenreaders. Happy to work as a user tester or as an evaluator.

    gary melconian

    consultant, user, , tester

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    consult in project that have accessibility issues or concerns and that need to be resolved in due time.can also assist in setting up accessibility products and train in accessibility apps and products.
    • Location: california