Hi! I'm Mariella Paulino-Peralta.
I'm a Disability Advocate, Consultant and Speaker in tech.

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A11y Conference

We are thrilled to announce The A11y Conference, a three-day event dedicated to celebrating the past, present, and future of disability. This year's conference theme is "People with Disabilities Taking Action," reflecting our commitment to empowering the disability community to make a difference. Our conference is a platform where attendees can explore the latest tools, best practices, and technology that benefit the disability community and their allies. Our mission is to foster an inclusive community that actively participates in a11y (accessibility) and increases the number of disability advocates.
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Our Services

Our services offers comprehensive social media content creation with accessibility in mind, helping you reach a wider audience and align with your goals and values.

For event production, we prioritize accessibility and inclusion for in-person, virtual, or hybrid events.

Our workshops are informative and practical, providing customized knowledge and skills to help you create an inclusive and accessible business.
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Chicas Talk Disability. We wrote a book! Catarina Rivera, @BlindishLatina and Mariella Paulino, @ProjectHearing.

32 Tools for Hearing Accessibility

The practical, friendly guidebook that will short-cut your journey to hearing accessibility. This book was written to support others in their hearing journey with the hope that sharing the tools, best practices, and technology we use will benefit others. We understand the unique challenges that people with our type of disability face as they navigate a hearing world because we've been there, too.
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Screenshots of articles written by Mariella, "AudioEye is Not Just an Automation Company," a fresh take on one of the most innovative companies transforming digital inclusion. "Users Decide the Future of Accessibility," Learn the role end users play in helping to shape the future of digital accessibility, and "From Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" to Accessibility Advocate," a tribute to women who have inspired and supported me along my journey.


Welcome to my most recent blog posts at AudioEye! In my latest entries, I cover a variety of topics related to website accessibility and digital inclusion. From the importance of alt text and color contrast to the latest industry news and trends, my blog offers insights and practical tips for creating a more accessible online experience for all users. Whether you're a web developer, business owner, or simply interested in the topic of digital accessibility, you'll find valuable information and resources to help you stay up-to-date and informed.
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Mariella has established herself as a formidable force and trailblazer in the field of disability advocacy and technology and as a champion for inclusion and accessibility.

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
NYU Ability Project
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Mariella was on the path to law school but found the intersection of tech and social impact more fun and quit her federal job to pursue the road less traveled. She is the current Advocacy & Social Media Manager at AudioEye where she gets to use her 10+ years of technical experience as a software developer, designer, and project and community manager to build solutions at the intersection of education, government, and social justice. Her passion for this work was sparked by a personal experience in 2014 when she was pulled over by a police officer while living in Washington DC. As someone with hearing loss, she struggled to follow commands, and the situation quickly escalated. This experience left her deeply shaken, and she decided to dedicate herself to exploring and solving communication challenges for people with hearing disabilities. To pursue this goal, Mariella pursued a Master's degree in Communications at Georgetown, where she conducted research on how people with hearing disabilities receive and share information. From her research, she created her first product, a bumper sticker that reads "Deaf Driver," which solved the challenges faced by deaf drivers communicating their disability with police officers during traffic stops and avoiding escalations if a lack of responses is understood as non-compliance. One product led to her big idea and she created Project Hearing, a company that creates community events, workshops, and training on tools, emerging technologies, and best practices for people with hearing loss and their allies.

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Event Production Request
Speaking or Consulting Request
Media or Podcast Interview Request
or Email Me at MariellaEmails@gmail.com

Accessibility Statement

Mariella Paulino is committed to providing an accessible and optimized user experience for all visitors to our site, regardless of their abilities or the assistive technologies they use. To ensure this commitment, we have partnered with AudioEye®, a leading digital accessibility platform, to monitor and test our website regularly. Through automated and manual testing, we identify and remediate any accessibility issues that are found. We also leverage the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 as a reference to ensure our content is accessible to individuals with disabilities and user-friendly for everyone. We are currently in the process of enhancing our website to conform with WCAG 2.1 Level AA Success Criteria to the greatest extent possible. Our ongoing collaboration with AudioEye® ensures that we maintain conformance and provide an accessible user experience for all visitors. We are committed to maintaining and improving the accessibility of our website and welcome feedback from our visitors. If you encounter any accessibility issues, please submit your feedback by emailing us and we will assist you in accessing our content and services.