Kat Shaw

Senior Front-end Developer
Perry, Kansas
Photo of Kat Shaw wearing a read polo and standing in front of greenery.

Kat’s Expertise

  • Web Development
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Graphic Design
  • Training
  • Consulting

Kat is a CPACC-certified Senior Front-end Developer who’s continued her work as an advocate of digital accessibility with her team at Lullabot. She’s been working in web development since 1999, and developing and maintaining Drupal sites since 2012, with a focus on auditing and remediating accessibility issues, including in Drupal. Kat also enjoys consulting and sharing her knowledge on accessibility with clients and the Lullabot team.

Kat has worked on several accessibility projects including performing internal client accessibility audits, assisting with accessibility testing for the Olivero and Claro themes, coordinating testing for Olivero with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), and contributing to the Drupal.org Frontend initiative (Olivero and Claro) as the meeting coordinator for their weekly meetings.

Kat is also a member of A11yTalks, a virtual meet-up group featuring speakers and conversations around digital accessibility. She currently fulfills the role of Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator with A11yTalks.

Prior to her work in accessibility, Kat has won the Digital Government Achievement Award and honorable mentions for her work developing apps for government agencies. She served as Secretary for the KC Metro Area Government Webmasters group for most of her decade-plus membership, and has volunteered at and attended several National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) conferences.

As someone who loves peace and quiet, Kat happily lives in the countryside overlooking beautiful Perry Lake. She loves her close-knit family, consisting of her husband, three kids, a dog, and a cat, and she cherishes the small community she calls home. As an Air Force brat who moved a lot during her childhood, Kat has lived in Texas, Florida, New Mexico, Japan, Maine, and Kansas. She’s also lived in Missouri (Kansas City) and Northern California. Japan was her favorite hands-down; Kat thinks it’s a beautiful place.

When she’s not doing awesome accessibility-focused Drupal development, Kat enjoys hanging out with her family, music, movies (especially 70s and 80s movies), sports, red wine, comedy, the occasional whisky, and sleep. Kat is a huge KC Chiefs and KU Jayhawks fan.

Drupal Contributions:

Contributed to Olivero and Claro themes by performing accessibility audits

Coordinated accessibility testing with National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

Leads weekly meetings for Drupal.org's Frontend group (Olivero + Claro)

Projects Worked on at Lullabot:

Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) 

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

Ellucian

Dartmouth Health & Geisel School of Medicine Giving

University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)

Key Accomplishments:

CPACC-certified Senior Front-end Developer

Working in web development since 1999, Drupal development since 2012

Digital Government Achievement Award Winner when working at Douglas County, KS as Webmaster

Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator for A11yTalks, a virtual meet-up group on accessibility

Former Secretary of KC Metro Area Government Webmasters Group

Former volunteer for National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW)

Education & Certifications:

Attended University of Kansas

CPACC certification through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals

Acquia certified in Drupal 7

Did you know?

Kat got to live in Tokyo when she first lived in Japan while waiting for base housing. Everything was smaller, and there was a cute little candy store down the street that sold chocolate cotton candy. Japan is also the place where Kat had her first chance to eat coffee ice cream.