Katie Cunningham

Katie Cunningham

Python and Django developer, accessibility advocate

  • @kcunning
  • + Katie Cunningham

Woodbridge, Virginia

Areas of Expertise:

  • 508
  • accessibility
  • python
  • django
  • speaking
  • programming
  • writing

Katie Cunningham is a Python and Django developer for Cox Media Group by day, and is currently writing a book on 508 compliance and accessibility by night. While she had always had an interest in programming, it didn't turn into a career until she started to work at NASA. There, she slowly transitioned from gathering requirements to developing full time, advocating the use of more open source in the government sector.

It was at NASA that she gained an interest in 508 compliance. At first, she was only interested in getting her applications through QA faster. Over time, however, she gained a passion for a web that was easy for everyone to use. Now in the private sector, she is championing compliance even for websites that don't require it by law.

She currently lives just outside of Washington, DC with her husband, two children, and a very barky dog.

Accessibility Handbook Accessibility Handbook
by Katie Cunningham
September 2012
Print: $19.99
Ebook: $16.99

Katie blogs at:

Pop-up factory

May 29 2015

Attend O’Reilly’s Solid Conference, June 23–25, in San Francisco. Solid, O’Reilly’s conference exploring how the collision of software and hardware is fueling the creation of a software-enhanced, networked physical world, will feature a radical demonstration: a live, pop-up electronics factory. … read more

Happy Birthday To Me: Reviews of Some Toys I’ve Recently Gotten

May 29 2015

My birthday was in April, so in the "Happy Birthday To Me" spirit, I'll consider anything interesting I've acquired in the last few months a birthday present to myself. Much of it is related to cycling, which I've been getting into. Anyway, here are some mini reviews on some of… read more

Pop-up factory

May 29 2015

Attend O’Reilly’s Solid Conference, June 23–25, in San Francisco. Solid, O’Reilly’s conference exploring how the collision of software and hardware is fueling the creation of a software-enhanced, networked physical world, will feature a radical demonstration: a live, pop-up electronics factory. … read more

Webcast: Accessibility Handbook: Making 508-Compliant Websites
December 07, 2012
In this webcast, Katie Cunningham, author of the Accessibility Handbook: Making 508 Compliant Websites talks about the world of accessibility and assistive technologies.