Hello! I'm Lauren Trimble.

Accessibility expert, science fiction writer, believer in technology for all.

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I'm a graduate student at the University of Michigan's School of Information. My focus is User Research and building equitable information systems (specifically providing voters with clear, actionable information about their ballots).

I'm also web accessibility expert (IAAP certified CPACC) who gave product assessments and pre-production conformance advice (WCAG 2.0, 2.1 and Section 508) to clients and companies I worked for. My background is in customer experience and user-centered design with a smattering of trade publishing and creative writing.


Citizen Interaction Design (University of Michigan)

Summer Fellow (2020)


Accessibility Consultant (2019)

JSTOR & Artstor (ITHAKA)

Integration and Engagement Services Lead (2018)

User Advocacy and Accessibility Specialist (2015 - 2018)

Website Support Specialist (2013 - 2015)

Bloomsbury Publishing (London, UK)

Marketing Assistant (2011 - 2012)

JET Program (Hamada, Japan)

Assistant Language Teacher (2007 - 2009)


University of Michigan

Master of Science in Information (UX Research and Design) (2021)
Full Tuition Scholarship: School of Information

Royal Holloway, University of London

Master of Arts in Creative Writing (2010)

Kalamazoo College

Bachelor of Arts in History & Women’s Studies (2007)

L’Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Clermont-Ferrand

Visiting Student (2006)