Karthik is an accessibility and user experience expert. He has been with Cisco for nearly 5 years. He is a certified professional in web accessibility (CPWA), one of the highest certifications in the field of accessibility. Karthik has presented to customers about the accessibility features on Cisco products and has conducted trainings on product usage for persons with disabilities within and outside of Cisco. He is also a recipient of a “bridge award” for his contribution in promoting use of technology among persons with visual impairment. The Bridge Awards are presented annually to employees who exemplify our principles and share a passion to make a positive impact on people, society, and our planet. Karthik was hired through an initiative called “project life changer” under which Cisco trained and hired persons with disabilities.