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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

Elizabeth Neal

Director, Communications

Areas of Expertise:

  • Accessible website design
  • Usability research

Elizabeth Neal directs content strategy, user research, and accessibility policies for the American Foundation for the Blind. She determines the needs of multiple audiences for AFB's web-based interactive services and ensures that those needs are met through ongoing usability testing. Championing fully accessible design and user research both within and outside the organization, she participates in professional and technical conferences to promote standards for web accessibility. She also oversaw the redesign of the online versions of AccessWorld® and the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB).

Prior to working for AFB, Neal was an acquisitions editor at Cambridge University Press in the social sciences department. She was also a senior research editor at an international brokerage firm, preparing reports on Latin American industries for print and web publication.

Neal received a B.A. in Political Science and English from Williams College, and she also studied at the London School of Economics.


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