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Public Trust Clearance

508 Compliance, UX Experience, and Research

Roles: Researcher, Data Analyst, Documentation, Visual Designer, User Experience Designer, and User Interaction Designer

Date / Time: October 2021 – April 2022

Tools: Figma, Sketch, Mural, Whimsical, GitHub, ZenHub, Slack, Zoom, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, Google Docs

What I did

In the Veterans Affairs team, I held multiple roles such as Researcher, Data Analyst, Documentation Specialist, Product Designer, Visual Designer, User Experience Designer, and User Interaction Designer. The United States of America has been undergoing a digital transformation to improve the experience of accessing services for all Americans. With executive orders from the presidency, I contributed to the enhancement of the Veteran’s Affairs Customer Experience (CX) Design.

To address the challenges in this space, I employed an Accessibility and Human-Centered Design approach. This involved analyzing the existing product to ensure compliance with 508 accessibility standards for users with disabilities such as visual impairment and hearing loss. I conducted over 20 interviews to assess the accessibility and success of the product.

As a result, I played a significant role in the modernization efforts of Veterans Affairs, incorporating disability inclusion into their products.

Additional Links

The United States of America has been digitally modernizing the experience that all Americans approach their services. Including such executive orders from the presidency (executive order fact sheet), I was part of improving the Veteran’s Affairs CX Design.

This modernizing proceeded with the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act, signed in 2018. Learn more at this link summarizing the act.

  • For VA.gov, you can find their plan at this public link
  • To be transparent, a signed strategic plan at this public link

Although I cannot go into detail about the work, I was involved with improving and spearheading 508 Compliance to existing designs. To learn more, visit this public link

To keep records safe, the U.S Government is also subject to the Paper Reductions Act. Learn more about that act through this public link

Solution & Impact

VA.gov’s mission is to provide a simple, actionable, and accessible design for U.S. American Veterans and their families. To learn more about such efforts, the design system is available at this link


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