Svetlana Kouznetsova

Accessibility Consultant

As a long-time captioning user and an user experience and accessibility consultant who is deaf, Svetlana brings a unique perspective on high quality captioning access as universal design.

Svetlana Kouznetsova (Sveta) is a NYC-based user experience and accessibility consultant helping businesses make their products and services user-friendly and accessible to more people. Sveta works with business owners, media producers, corporations, educational institutions, event organizers. She has an MS in Internet Technology, several advanced certifications, and project experience with national/international organizations and non-profit/educational institutions. Sveta is also a founder of Audio Accessibility and provides consulting and training to businesses to help them improve quality captioning and other types of communication access to their audio, podcasts, videos, events in order to reach a wider audience. Sveta is an experienced speaker and author of a book, “Sound Is Not Enough: Captioning as Universal Design.” You can follow her on Twitter via svknyc and audio_a11y and check out her website for more information.

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What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxFultonStreet, where x = independently organized TED event.

At our TEDxFultonStreet event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.