Meryl Evans (she/her) is an author and a digital marketing consultant with over 20 years of experience who happens to be born hearing-free. She's a member of the core research team at XR Access where they're developing business case research to compel extended reality developers to bake into their offerings. She's also the co-host of A11yVR, a meetup focused on exploring accessibility in virtual reality. She's a member of the W3C Immersive Captions Community Group and a highly regarded speaker on accessibility and disabilities. She has spoken at TEDx, AccessU, ID24, Content Marketing World, axe-con, PCMA Convening Leaders, and others.