This week's profile is for Project Manager Reena Bharti.
What do you do at Deque and how long have you been here?
I work as a project manager and handle Deque's traditional services team. I have been working with Deque since November 2005.
How did you find Deque (or how did Deque find you)?
Deque hired me in November 2005 as a consultant through a consulting company which they were dealing with at the time, and then they hired me as a full time employee in April 2006 and I have been growing with Deque ever since.
What is your favorite thing about working at Deque?
I love the diversity this place offers. Not only it has provided me with an opportunity to work with different teams and projects to flourish professionally, but it has also helped me grow as a better person. Deque offers a very open environment for their employees, and the work Deque is doing in the field of accessibility is making a huge difference in the society.
What interests you about accessibility?
I was totally blind-sighted about web accessibility before I joined Deque. As I worked throughout all these years, I gained knowledge and the spirit of making a difference in the society. It is not just a job but a responsibility to cater to our clients and community in the best possible way. The thought of fixing one problem making a huge difference for hundreds and thousands of people makes me feel very satisfied with what I am doing here at Deque.
What current topic/debate in accessibility that has caught your eye?
The most recent topic in accessibility that caught my eye was the participation of Oscar Pistorius in 2012 Summer Olympics and becoming the first double leg amputee to participate in Olympics. It is amazing to see how society is becoming more open minded and treating everybody equally despite their disabilities. This one step taken in the right direction can make a huge difference for people with special needs in coming years.
Album: Michael Bublé Christmas
Movie: Mr. Bean's Holiday
Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
Luxury item: Camera