Devon Persing


Accessibility consulting experience

Independent Accessibility Consultant: July 2022 – present

I help organizations assess their digital accessibility maturity, identify gaps in processes and workflows, and scale accessibility programming, with an approach that centers the needs of people with disabilities, beyond compliance. I also mentor folks who are new to the digital accessibility space to help them have sustainable careers.

Accessibility Specialist and Accessibility Operations Program Manager, Shopify: May 2018 – November 2021

Workshop Instructor, School of Visual Concepts: July 2013 – July 2020

Accessibility Consultant, Simply Accessible/Level Access: August 2015 – May 2018

Accessibility Analyst/Developer, Foundry Interactive: March 2012 – July 2015

Additional experience

Web Developer, LexBlog: October 2010 – November 2011

Performed CMS customization and information architecture for complex sites.

Interface Specialist, Scholarly Publishing Office, University of Michigan: August 2009 – September 2010

Digital Services Assistant, Kresge Library, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan: March 2008 – August 2009

Content Manager and Instructor, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan: September 2006 – May 2008

HMIS Analyst, Housing and Homelessness Services, Washtenaw County, MI: September 2006 – May 2008

Library Research Assistant, Center for the Education of Women, University of Michigan: September 2004 – August 2006

University Assistant to the Library, Blough-Weis Library, Susquehanna University: January 2001 – August 2004


MS in Information, School of Information, University of Michigan: 2004-2006

BA in Creative Writing, Susquehanna University: 2000 – 2004