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About us

 Born from a passion for digital inclusion and accessibility we're on a mission to create a future where every digital experience is crafted with equality for all. 

Katie McDermott 

Hey I'm Katie!

 

The founder of See Me Please.

I want to shift the conversation about digital accessibility to focus on people rather than audits or compliance. 

 

Following my experience leading digital services in the public sector, I experienced real challenges in getting actionable, relatable and human-centric insights from diverse customers when launching new products or features.

Facing the limitations of dense accessibility audits (that offer anything but a human touch) or vague conversations about accessibility, I recognised the pressing need to make it easy for organisations to engage with a more holistic representation of the communities they serve. Diverse user testing, in a way that supports the quick and iterative nature of modern software development. 

My vision is simple, to help digital teams understand the usability of their services. My hope is that See Me Please will make it effortless for organisations to connect with all customers. And it makes life a little easier for all. 

Photo of Katie. She's got lots of makeup on. Like a lot! It's probably because she's exhausted trying to figure out how to get a startup off the ground while juggling her three energetic daughters

Jamal Abdulrahim

Image of Jamal. He's half smiling and looking like he has some profound insights to share. We feel bad because we cropped his cute dog out of this photo to make our website look more professional. Sorry Jamal.

Hey I'm Jamal!

 

Officially, I lead external engagements for See Me Please but my job is a mixed bag of surprises. Sometimes I get paid to chat with really interesting people about tech and accessibility.  

 

I was born with a vision impairment and I'm passionate about accessibility and technology. In my opinion, accessibility shouldn’t be a heavy or scary conversation. Organisations shouldn’t be worried about compliance or getting in trouble when it comes to the accessibility of their services. Creating interest in accessibility, and the users who rely on accessible services is what's important.

 

By night, I perform stand-up comedy at various clubs around Sydney and I'm a regular at The Sydney Comedy Store. I try to use humour as a way to humanise the blind experience in the hope of making interactions a little less awkward. 

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