I'm a freelance tech journalist based in the blissfully-foggy Richmond district of San Francisco. I cover all things related to Apple and accessibility. As a member of the tech press, I'm a regular contributor to several online publications, including TechCrunch, Macworld, and iMore. You can see a current list of all my clips here. I've used Apple products since 2007—the original iPhone was my first-ever Apple product—and have written about the company full-time, at close range, since May 2013. What makes my reporting unique is the perspective I bring to my beat; I have disabilities myself, so I'm part of the group who uses assistive technology to access their Apple devices.
My background is in special education and early childhood development. Prior to becoming a hired pen, I worked nearly a decade with preschoolers (ages 3-5) with moderate-to-severe disabilities. Most of that time was spent working specifically with autistic children; as such, I had extensive training in various teaching methodologies designed for children with autism. These include ABA, PECS, and TEACCH. I have also worked at the middle school level in a similar environment.
In addition to my writing—freelance or on my blog—I’m co-host of Accessible, a fortnightly podcast about accessibility in tech, with an Apple bend. I've also appeared on podcasts, national radio, and television to talk Apple, accessibility, the freelance life, and more. If you'd like to say hello, feel free to send me an email or ping me on Twitter. I'm always open to networking.
In my free time, I like to listen to music, cook, watch sports, and give belly rubs to my pet mini pig, Pablo.