Episode #30: Kate Mesh

Linguistics Careercast
Linguistics Careercast
Episode #30: Kate Mesh

“You have to ask yourself, ‘What am I meant to be doing when I’m done with graduate school?'”

Kate Mesh is a linguist who is working as a disability-inclusive researcher in London, England. She helps major brands to improve their designs by observing the friction points, and innovated solutions, of their customers with a range of specific access needs. She leads accessibility-oriented projects that shape strategy and design choices for businesses ranging from retail corporations to government innovation agencies. Her fieldwork in grad school was focused on studying how hearing people gesture while they speak, and how deaf people adapt many of these gestures to use in young sign languages that are just now being created.

Kate Mesh on LinkedIn

Kate Mesh on Github

International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)

CPACC Certification

Nancy Frishberg

Topics include

– sign linguistics
– deaf studies
– post docs
– work environment
– networking
– research design
– project management
– ethnography
– bible translation
– Chatino

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