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Daniella Levy-Pinto

National Network for Equitable Library Service
Accessibility Testing Coordinator
Daniella Levy-Pinto is an expert in accessibility, including digital technology as well as livable spaces. She has been a user of assistive technologies for more than 25 years in her different roles in academic and professional settings. As the Coordinator for Accessibility Testing with the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS), Daniella leads a team of testers who assess the accessibility of EPUB files and reading apps to access content through public libraries across Canada, and provides advice to prevent or eliminate accessibility barriers. Daniella works to promote and inform a paradigm shift towards accessible-by-design ebooks and platforms. Outside of the digital space, Daniella works to improve the accessibility of public spaces and advocates for pedestrian safety and the design and construction of streets which are useable for people of all abilities. Daniella holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto and an MA in International Relations from the University of California, San Diego.