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Michael Taylor

My name is Michael Taylor and I am a marketing intern at Usablenet. I graduated from Hofstra University with a bachelors of business administration in marketing. I am blind, and use assistive technology each and every day to access the digital world. As a result, I am very passionate about web accessibility and usability. My experiences with the good and bad of accessible technology give me a unique perspective that allows me to make meaningful contributions in the digital accessibility field. During my marketing internship at Usablenet, I hope to raise awareness about digital accessibility by providing accounts of my personal experiences and suggestions and recommendations about what works well and what does not. Though I am only beginning on my professional journey, I aim to pursue a long-term career in the digital accessibility field.

Recent Posts

Web Accessibility: A Guide for Restaurants in 2024

As more diners turn to online platforms to browse menus, place orders, and make reservations, accessibility for your restaurant's digital content has become paramount in 2024. ...

Web Accessibility, Restaurants

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My Gym Membership Purchase: A Web Accessibility Review

If you're a website owner, developer, accessibility advocate, or simply someone interested in creating more inclusive online experiences, this blog post is a must-read. In this ...
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Hotel Website Accessibility: A Blind User's Journey

In my last post, I wrote about an accessibility disaster I experienced when trying to help someone purchase airline tickets online. Again, I will be assisting that person with ...

Web Accessibility

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Airline Booking: Navigating an Inaccessible Experience

Today’s blog will be about trying to help someone purchase airline tickets for a last-minute trip. The accessibility of the site in question was possibly the worst that I have ...

Web Accessibility, Mobile Apps, User Experience

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Accessibility Challenges in Healthcare: Booking an Appointment

With the new year upon us, many people are beginning to implement their 2024 resolutions. For many, health will be the priority this year, whether making better eating choices, ...

User Experience, Healthcare

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Web Accessibility for the Fitness Industry

Now that the holidays are over and we are into the new year, many people may consider a gym membership for a healthier start to the new year. Gym and fitness center websites are ...

Web Accessibility, User Experience

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Mobile Accessibility: A Positive Online Grocery Experience

One of my favorite aspects of the holiday season is the variety of sweets and treats my family enjoys during the festivities. When I discovered that my mother was planning to make ...

User Experience, mobile accessibility

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Screen Reader Accessibility: Event Ticket Troubles

In this post, I will be continuing with my new accessibility narration series, in which I take the reader through a set of interactions I have with a website, documenting both ...

Web Accessibility, Accessibility Testing

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Screen Reader Struggles: Navigating Restaurant Reservations

Many restaurants, both local spots and national chains, allow customers to reserve a table online. I recently tried to make a reservation at a popular restaurant in my area but, ...

Web Accessibility, Restaurants

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