Sarah Massengale serves as Able SC’s Community Access Specialist, where she assists in the preparation of accessible documents, helps facilitate accessibility trainings, and works to ensure that websites and other digital content are accessible and inclusive. Born totally blind, Sarah has always been willing and quick to speak up when she encountered inaccessibility, though her deep interest in disability rights and creating equality in the digital sphere has only fully developed over the past few years.
Massengale graduated from The University of South Carolina in 2020 with a Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communications in Public Relations. During her time at UofSC, she served as the Agency Director and Director of Public Relations for The Carolina Agency, the university’s student-run public relations agency. In addition, she worked as a staff writer for Intercom, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications’ alumni magazine. In each of these roles, Sarah helped to bring important conversations about disability and accessibility into the classroom, teaching up-and-coming journalists how to report on disability issues and young PR professionals how to create accessible digital content. Sara is an International Association of Accessibility Professionals Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies, (CPACC).
Prior to her public relations training, Massengale received a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. In her free time, Sarah works as a semi-professional classically trained soprano, performing for religious services and recitals across the state of South Carolina. When not at Able SC or performing, Sarah can often be found curled up on her porch swing with a good mystery novel and an even better cup of coffee.