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Onward Search Names Kate O’Connor as Digital Accessibility & XD Practice Leader


Onward Search expands Digital Accessibility and Experience Design services, promoting O’Connor to Practice Leader

Kate O'Connor Practice Leader, Digital Accessibility & Experience Design

NORWALK, CT | February 6, 2024

Onward Search, a staffing and talent solutions provider specializing in creative, marketing and technology, announced the promotion of Kate O’Connor to Digital Accessibility and Experience Design (XD) Practice Leader. In this role, O’Connor will oversee the company’s growing array of Digital Accessibility and XD services, including compliance testing, training and remediation.

O’Connor has been with Onward Search for over a decade and is widely recognized for her proven recruiting, business development, and digital design prowess. She brings nearly 20 years of hands-on design experience and a successful track record of partnering with clients to build and mature A11Y programs as well as digital initiatives. She is also a long-time member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP).

“We’re proud to expand our Digital Accessibility and XD offerings with a leader as devoted and knowledgeable as Kate at the helm,” stated Ken Clark, CEO of Onward Search. “Appointing a dedicated practice leader is an important step forward as we continue to evolve our services to meet our clients’ ever-changing needs.”

“I’m excited to continue supporting hiring managers with our CPACC-certified recruitment team while delivering new, tailored digital accessibility and inclusive design solutions to their organizations,” shared O’Connor. “Digital accessibility isn’t just about making digital experiences accessible to people with disabilities; it’s about designing delightful experiences for all, and I couldn’t be more passionate about it.”

Onward Search recently released an educational guide titled “Making the Case for Digital Accessibility,” featuring insights from O’Connor and the Onward Search team on how to advocate for digital accessibility within an organization. The company’s 2024 Salary Guide also provides hiring data and salary trends for a variety of A11Y and design roles, among others.

About Onward Search:

Onward Search is a leading staffing agency that helps the nation’s top companies connect with the best creative, marketing and technology talent. The company offers a comprehensive suite of talent solutions that include contract staffing, direct hire, team staffing, strategic consulting and fractional executive services.

Founded in 2007, Onward Search is headquartered in Norwalk, CT. The company has won numerous awards for its service to clients and talent, including the ‘ClearlyRated Best of Staffing(R) Award’ for three consecutive years. To learn more, visit

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