My Why: Kisiah Timmons

By: David Weissmann

When she’s not traveling the world, Kisiah’s creating a more accessible world for everyone.

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This week’s My Why highlights Verizon Media principal product designer Kisiah Timmons, whose Accessibility Team collaborates with developers and engineers to make Verizon’s apps and websites accessible to people with disabilities.

A travel buff who loves to cook in her spare time, Kisiah is a former engineer who previously worked as an accessibility consultant to start-up firms and organizations to align their products to industry standards. “The accessibility team at Verizon Media is hands-down the leading accessibility team in the country,” she says. “That was something I could not pass up.”

She finds daily motivation in improving Verizon product accessibility, especially for people who use assistive technologies, ranging from screen readers to braille displays. “That’s an inspiration to me,” she adds, “because I know that the work that I’m doing is adding real value to the lives of others.”

What is My Why?

To celebrate Verizon’s 20th anniversary, we’re highlighting the Verizon journeys, accomplishments, passions and goals of 20 dynamic and diverse V Teamers.

Previous episode of My Why:

- Caroline Ancheta
- Belinda Harris
- Corey Czmiel
- Soyirindhi Hore
- Vanessa Houston
- Pepsi LaMar
- Amanda Kegley
- Imelda Luquin
- Aleena Taufiq
- Nigel Leu-wai-see
- Jhonathan Montenegro

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