About Africa

Hi, I’m Africa!


I am a web developer, accessibility engineer and former occupational therapist.

I enjoy:

  • community building, blogging and content creation
  • creating dynamic, human centered web applications that focus on user wellness
  • advocating for the well-being of developers and end users
  • working with technology to increase accessibility for neuro-typical individuals + those with cognitive, physical, +/ emotional needs

šŸŒ± My skills:

  • Building responsive full stack web applications using Javascript and Nodejs
  • Build RESTful API’s using the MERN stack
  • Robust knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 - W3C

šŸ”­ Iā€™m currently working on

  • A 5-minute stretch break web application for developers and computer users. This site is being built with HMTL, CSS, Javascript, nodejs and MongoDB. An API to retrieve yoga poses from a database categorized by body parts will be added using nodejs, express, and mongoDB. https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/96845068/193476091-a9e68a0f-52ae-42dd-a61c-8c35fb0be827.gif

  • Contributing to building Accessible For All. This open source project is a community dedicated to making the web more accessible for everyone, starting with educating designers and developers on accessibility best practices from an early stage.

šŸ’¬ Ask me about:

  • stretch break tips for tech workers
  • my fascination with assistive technology
  • human centered design and universal design
  • ergonomics (standing desks and specialized keyboards/ mice have saved my life!)

āš” Fun fact:

One of the reasons I transitioned from the therapy field to technology is because I became interested in how the web worked with the assisitive technology my students and patients were using.

šŸ“½ļø I share

yoga tips for computer users, as well as talk about my journey merging therapy and technology on my YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/user/africakenyah

šŸ“« How to reach me:

On my personal site