Sławomir Stępski homepage

Basic information

  • Age: 31
  •   Location: Toruń, Poland
  •   Personality: INTP-T
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Personal statement

  • Web Designer and Developer (WordPress)
  • Enthusiast of Digital Accessibility and Accessibility of Information and Communication
  • Aspiring Expert in Information Brokering, Open-Source Intelligence and Desk Research
  • Teacher, Lecturer, Public Speaker, Researcher

Testimonials

Testimonial from Bartłomiej Pataląg

Working with Sławomir is an absolute pleasure. He approaches challenges he is entrusted with in a very professional way and he is not afraid of creative solutions. What matters a lot is that in crisis situations he reacts fast and efficiently, which I have experienced repeatedly during our long-term (ranging from 2011) pleasant cooperation in web-related issues.

Bartłomiej Pataląg  LinkedIn profile of Bartłomiej Pataląg
online manager at CDN Studio (2011-2015), owner of Effective Traffic

Testimonial from Krzysztof Dobrowolski

Sławomir has been my business partner since 2015. He has designed and developed several consecutive versions of my blog on Lean Management. Thanks to his work, the blog has turned from a hobby to the biggest platform gathering Lean Management practicioners in Poland. He supports me in all aspects of maintaining the blog, his most valuable ideas being related to UX, Usability and Information Retrieval.

Krzysztof Dobrowolski  LinkedIn profile of Krzysztof Dobrowolski
manager with 20 years of experience, lean management practitioner, blogger

CV

Experience

from October 2020

Dobre Radio (new window) / Warsaw, Poland (remote work)

I prepare, present, record and edit a weekly music radio show with alternative versions of well-known songs.

from October 2018

Institute of Information and Communication Research (new window), Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland

I teach accessibility- and information-related subjects to students of library and information science and information architecture.

I research the presence of sign languages in the media.

from November 2016 to November 2019

Effective Traffic (new window) / Warsaw, Poland (remote work)

I design and develop websites based on WordPress for small businesses and individuals. I code my own themes.

from April 2011 to September 2015

CDN Studio (TV show producer) / Warsaw, Poland (remote work)

I designed, developed, filled in and updated three websites accompanying a home renovation TV show (broadcast on national television in Poland) called Dekoratornia: Dekoshop – a promotion platform for business partners of the show, Dekoaranżacje – a collection of all home renovation projects by the creators of the show, Dekokino – a collection of all the online video from the show's producer.

I designed the logo of the next TV show of the producer, Dekorady, broadcast on public television in Warsaw. I also designed and developed the website of the show.

from 2012

I tutor young people and adults in English.

from 2005

I create websites for small businesses and individuals.

Projects

from July 2013

Since the beginning of 2013 I have collected and organised information on sign language television programmes available from various broadcasters in various countries. The aim is to provide Deaf activists in Poland (and beyond) with documented examples supporting their claims during confrontations with broadcasters. Since July 2013 the data has been available as a website, since October 2018 it has been a part of an upcoming doctoral dissertation.

from February 2014

In February 2014, with a small group of Deaf people, I founded a social initiative aiming at spreading information about accessibility of information, culture and entertainment for people with sensory disabilities, especially the deaf and hard-of-hearing. The initiative was active on Facebook for a long time, recently the members have been concentrating on non-online activities.

Education

from October 2018

Institute of Information and Communication Research, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland

from October 2016 to June 2018

Institute of Information Science and Book Studies, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland

from October 2009 to June 2012

(Foreign Language) Teacher Training College in Toruń, Poland

Departament of English, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland

Training

  • Course title
    OSINT (Open Source Intelligence)
    Date
    still underway
  • Course title
    Polish Sign Language (level A1)
    Date
    from January to March 2021
  • Course title
    WCAG. Online Content Accessibility
    Date
    November 2020
  • Course title
    Accessible Multimedia
    Date
    November 2020

Skills & Knowledge

General

  • web development
  • graphic design
  • information architecture
  • digital accessibility
  • information retrieval
  • sound editing
  • translation
  • linguistics
  • dictionary making
  • teaching and training

Technologies

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • JavaScript

Tools

  • WordPress
  • Advanced Custom Fields
  • Yoast SEO
  • Notepad++
  • jQuery
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • WCAG
  • SubtitleEdit
  • Audacity

Languages

  • English (C1)
  • Croatian (B2)
  • Serbian (B2)
  • Russian (B1)
  • Ukrainian (A2+)
  • Polish Sign Language (A1)

Portfolio

Publications

Talks

  • Talk title
    Information Architecture of Sign Language Dictionaries
    Talk place
    Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
    Talk date
    28th February 2021
  • Talk title
    TV Shows Presented by Deaf People in Europe
    Talk place
    University of Rzeszów
    Talk date
    10th December 2020
  • Talk title
    Progress on Accessibility. Polish Sign Language in Polish Media: Development of the Situation
    Talk place
    Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce
    Talk date
    1st December 2020
  • Talk title
    Neither Ethnic nor National. Social and Cultural Minorities of the Deaf
    Talk place
    Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
    Talk date
    21st November 2020
  • Talk title
    The History of Deaf Schools in Central and Eastern Europe and their Influence on the Development of Sign Languages
    Talk place
    Pomeranian University in Słupsk
    Talk date
    26th September 2020
  • Talk title
    Common (although Independent) Ways of Communication of the Deaf and the Hearing. Spoken and Sign Languages – a Comparative Analysis of Basic Linguistic Features
    Talk place
    Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
    Talk date
    22nd of September 2020
  • Talk title
    Sign Languages in Central and Eastern Europe: Essence, History, Current Situation
    Talk place
    University of Silesia in Katowice
    Talk date
    27th August 2020

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