Yandex, Software Testing Engineer
He focuses on digital content that’s accessible for blind users, screen access programs, adaptive technologies, communications, and personal productivity.
He also promotes digital accessibility issues:
As part of his role building regulatory and legal bases for digital accessibility, he is an author of the current Russian standard for digital content accessibility (
He is a strong ally for blind computer users as the founder of the Inclusive IT Center for Accessibility and personalized remote computer literacy classes for blind users.
Being blind didn’t stop him from spending a year in the US as an exchange student. Since graduating from Moscow State University in 2007, he has held six different jobs. He read the Harry Potter books for the first time at 38, and it was in English as read by Stephen Fry. Twice.