Léonie Watson

Léonie is a Director at TetraLogical. She specialises in data visualization accessibility for screen readers, and the impact of generative AI on accessibility.

With more than 25 years’ experience working for organisations including Nomensa, TPGi, and Government Digital Service, Léonie is a respected member of the web community. She sits on the Board of Directors for the W3C, and is co-Chair of the W3C Web Applications working group.

Naturally hard-working and organised, she has spent time managing complex web projects, as well as working in her habitual capacity as accessibility engineer.

In 2018, Microsoft recognised her contribution to the field of accessibility by making her one of the first Most Valued Professionals (MVP) outside of the Microsoft community. She was a co-author of the Inclusive Design Principles, and more recently co-authored the Do No Harm Guide: Centering accessibility in data visualization.

Léonie Watson
Photograph of Léonie, our purple-haired maverick, wearing a black polo neck, sitting at a table with a cup of tea, grinning at the camera