Headshot of Mariella Paulino. She is a Latina woman with long black hair smiling at the camera. In the background there is a bright white workspace and computers.


Hi! I'm Mariella Paulino-Peralta and I'm on a mission to share stories, motivate others, and collaborate with allies, brands, and organizations focused on building accessible technology for and with people with disabilities.

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Let me teach your team how to build with accessibility in mind. From your social media, event planning, to internal policies, there's so much to learn! 


I speak on topics that focus on the intersection of 'technivism', tools for inclusion, and my own journey in advocacy with an acquired disability.

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Need personalized support, want to “pick my brain” or have questions that are about your unique experience? Setting up time to address your unique needs is the way to go! 

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About Mariella

I have over 10+ years of technical experience as a software developer, designer, and project and community manager to build solutions for people with disabilities at the intersection of education, government, and social justice. I'm a founder of a disability advocacy media company, a wife, daughter, sister, auntie, 🐶 Mom, proud New Yorker from the Bronx, NYU & Georgetown Grad, and a deaf cochlear implant user.

32 Tools for Hearing Accessibility

I teamed up with a fellow Latina with a disability to bring you this book, a practical and friendly guide designed to provide guidance and insight drawn from personal experiences. With a firsthand understanding of the distinctive hurdles and solutions that individuals with our type of disability encounter while navigating a world primarily designed for those without hearing challenges, our book is a testament to the power of shared experiences, community, and the potential to overcome these barriers.

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Covers on the "32 Tools for Hearing Accessibility" Book on an ipad, a phone, and a physical copy.


I've established myself as a trailblazer in the field of disability advocacy and technology and as a champion for inclusion and accessibility.
Some of the organizations I've worked with include:

Harvard University logo
Mobility International USA logo
Pinterest logo
Flatiron School Logo
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System Logo
The Webby Awards Logo
United Nations Logo
Tufts University Logo
Hearing Loss Association of America Logo
Knowbility Logo
AudioEye logo
NYU Logo
Google Logo
Center for Hearing and Communications Logo
NYU Langome Health
Equal Entry
Ford Foundation
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
NYU Ability Project
NY Tech Meetup A Program by NY Tech Alliance
The City University of New York logo
US Department of Defense Logo
StartingBloc Logo
Teach Access Logo

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Accessibility Statement

Mariella Paulino is committed to providing an accessible and optimized user experience for all visitors to our site, regardless of their abilities or the assistive technologies they use. To ensure this commitment, we have partnered with AudioEye®, a leading digital accessibility platform, to monitor and test our website regularly. Through automated and manual testing, we identify and remediate any accessibility issues that are found. We also leverage the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 as a reference to ensure our content is accessible to individuals with disabilities and user-friendly for everyone. We are currently in the process of enhancing our website to conform with WCAG 2.1 Level AA Success Criteria to the greatest extent possible. Our ongoing collaboration with AudioEye® ensures that we maintain conformance and provide an accessible user experience for all visitors. We are committed to maintaining and improving the accessibility of our website and welcome feedback from our visitors. If you encounter any accessibility issues, please submit your feedback by emailing us and we will assist you in accessing our content and services.