Sandy Feldman beautiful, usable, accessible web sites

Testimonials

“Sandy is a pleasure to work with. She is very responsive and knowledgeable about both development and accessibility. It's so nice not to have to explain every little thing. Sandy just gets it.”

Sarah Ferguson, Program Director for Digital Accessibility at Brandeis University
brandeis.edu/web-accessibility


“Working with Sandy has been a fantastic experience. Beyond being highly-skilled in web development and accessibility, Sandy is an excellent collaborator. She understood and often anticipated the needs of the project, something which was particularly remarkable due to its complicated, fiddly nature. I am particularly grateful for how wonderfully she was able to maintain the look and feel of the site we were reworking - as this was very important to us. Sandy is clear and communicative and her work is clean and robust...a joy to work with.”

Surella Seelig,
Outreach and Special Projects Archivist at Brandeis University


“Sandy is a superb web developer, and a pleasure to work with: she is personable and professional, has an eye for detail, and got the job done, on time and within budget.

After collaborating on several web accessibility projects, I chose Sandy to redesign my company web site, www.cantoraccess.com. I was thrilled with the results.

After several years, the site was in need of a refresh, and again I chose Sandy to breathe new life into the site. I'm even happier this time with the results.”

Alan Cantor, President, Cantor Access
cantoraccess.com


“I began working with Sandy Feldman in the autumn of 2018, in the early phases of organizing Grief, a sunset-to-sunrise choral performance by my ensemble, The Holy Gasp, which premiered July 1st 2020.

For nearly two years, Sandy worked closely with The Holy Gasp, taking on a leadership role in the web design and development portion of the project. The idea behind Grief was to fabricate a communal mourning ritual. An ensemble of fifteen vocalists and musicians gathered to perform the same eight bars of music for ten hours straight while I recited the names of the dead. Seventeen thousand names were recited aloud that night, and we did not consider the performance complete until every name had been committed to voice.

In order to collect so many names, Sandy worked with The Holy Gasp to develop what we dubbed The Database of the Dead, an online platform that allowed the public to freely enter the names of anyone who has died. A great many concerns arose throughout the design and development of the Database, and the website that hosted it: How would we ensure the greatest ease of usability? What role would the Database play in public memorial, as distinct from the performance of Grief itself? And how would we ensure that differences in physical and cognitive abilities did not pose obstacles to visitors' experiences of the Database?

Sandy confronted each of these concerns with a creative approach to problem solving, and a harmonious collaborative spirit. She is imaginative, industrious, sensitive, and reliable. Not only do I intend to work with Sandy on other future projects, I would refer her services to just about anyone seeking web development and design. She is truly one of the greats!

Benjamin Hackman, front man for The Holy Gasp, theholygasp.com


“I’d like to recommend Sandy as a skilled web developer who is willing to go “above and beyond” to assist organizations with whom she is working. Her knowledge about, and commitment to, accessible website design, is like “gold” in our field. She delivered an excellent product on time and within budget, and was wonderful to work with every step of the way. She is responsive to the business’ ideas and needs, and delivers a clean, useful and highly usable product. She offers useful suggestions along the way, and is very responsive to email communications. Her testing approach is superb, both in terms of useability and in terms of accessibility testing. I have no hesitation in recommending her work.”

Deborah Gold, Executive Director at BALANCE for Blind Adults
balancefba.org


“I recommend Sandy Feldman without hesitation. The work she did for us at PAL‑Reading Services Inc. is of the highest quality, and she went above and beyond the task for which she was hired. When we asked her to step outside of her knowledge area, she notified us of her limitations and then set to overcoming them, at no extra expense to us. In the end, the project was finished on budget and in a very reasonable amount of time.

On a personal note, I enjoyed our connection so much that I almost regret the job is done. Sandy will be my/our first stop for any online accessibility work in the future. Thank you Sandy, and keep up the good work!

Mark Fielding, Volunteer Coordinator, Office Manager,
Senior Program Manager at PAL‑Reading Services Inc.
palreading.org


“Sandy has honed her technical know-how to gracefully complement her design, problem solving and advisory talents; and – she’s a genuine pleasure to work with!”

Rob Harvie, Director, Inclusive Media and Design Inc.
inclusivemedia.ca