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title: "About Me"
date: 2017-10-26T20:28:58+02:00
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description: "I’m Laura Kalbag, a designer and British person, now living in Cork, Ireland. I wrote a book about web accessibility called Accessibility For Everyone. You can buy it in paperback or ebook from A Book Apart."
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## Basics

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I’m Laura Kalbag, a designer and British person, now living in Cork, Ireland. I wrote a book about web accessibility called [Accessibility For Everyone](https://abookapart.com/products/accessibility-for-everyone). You can [buy it in paperback or ebook from A Book Apart](https://abookapart.com/products/accessibility-for-everyone).<!--more-->
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{{< selfie >}}

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I’m co-founder of [Small Technology Foundation](https://small-tech.org), a tiny two-person-and-one-husky not-for-profit working for social justice in the digital age (previously known as Small Technology Foundation). At Small Technology Foundation, we work on building a more ethical web, make [a web privacy tool called Better](https://better.fyi), and follow the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://Small Technology Foundation/ethical-design).
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### How do I pronounce Kalbag?
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My surname is Kalbag. It is pronounced **cal** as in **cal**ories, and **bag** as in… **bag**. It’s an uncommon Indian name pronounced in a very British way.

### My pronouns

My pronouns are she/her.
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## I am a designer
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As part of a tiny team, I do a lot under the title of designer. [Aral](https://ar.al) and I work together on the holistic design of Small Technology Foundation. I work on everything from graphic design to web development while learning how to run a sustainable not-for-profit organisation.
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My work means I’m always striving to make privacy and broader ethics in technology accessible to a wide audience. You can typically find me making design decisions, writing CSS, nudging icon pixels, or distilling a privacy policy into something humans can understand. Sometimes, I [speak at conferences](../speaking/index.html "Speaking") and [write](../tag/writing/index.html) articles, too.

## Principles

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Honest, sustainable, and independent design is important to me. I believe the web should be owned and controlled by the people who use it, and we who create technology should do so ethically and responsibly. I like [small tech](https://small-tech.org), not big tech.
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I also speak and write regularly about the importance of [accessibility](/tags/accessibility/), [inclusivity](/tags/inclusivity/) and [diversity](https://ind.ie/summit/videos/laura-kalbag) in the web and tech communities. I first became interested in the web because I loved how it made information and shared experiences available to (almost) everybody. I want to work for a web that is equally accessible to all people, and respects their rights.