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Banking Online while Blind: 3 Best Practices for Web Accessibility

For a blind technology user like myself, one industry in which digital accessibility is of the utmost importance is online banking. Once I can manage my finances online, I can ...

Web Accessibility, User Experience, Financial Services

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5 ways hotels can improve digital accessibility (Guest Post)

As someone who thoroughly enjoys vacations, I frequently browse hotel websites. Unfortunately, navigating hotel websites as a blind person who relies on assistive technology is ...

Web Accessibility, User Experience, hospitality

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3 things a blind diner wishes restaurants knew about digital accessibility

With Valentine's Day in the rearview mirror, I think it is the perfect time to discuss accessibility on restaurant websites. I and many others searched multiple restaurant sites ...

Web Accessibility, User Experience, Restaurants

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Common challenges I face when banking online as a blind customer

Online banking is one of the most valuable features of the modern digital experience. The ability to check balances, pay bills, and send money from almost anywhere has drastically ...

Web Accessibility, User Experience, Financial Services

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Why App & Web Accessibility is Essential For Travel (Guest Post)

The holiday travel season is in full swing. Now is the perfect time to discuss app and web accessibility on travel websites. As a blind assistive technology user, I'll focus this ...

Web Accessibility, Mobile Apps, User Experience

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Web Accessibility Examples from a Blind Shopper

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are considered two of the most significant shopping events of the year. As a blind shopper, I try to take advantage of as many deals as possible, ...

Web Accessibility, Retail, User Experience

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6 ways to make your online menu accessible this Thanksgiving

When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of my family sitting around the big dinner table eating delicious food, playing cards after the big meal, and the smell of dessert pies in ...

Web Accessibility, User Experience, Restaurants

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How Accessible Technology Changed My Life (Guest Blog)

My name is Michael Taylor, and I am a marketing intern at UsableNet. I was also born with a rare retinal dystrophy known as Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis. I'm a screen reader user, ...

User Experience

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3 Top Retail Trends (And how to make them accessible)

The number of online shoppers increased exponentially during the pandemic from a little over 40% to around 80% in 2021. With shelter-in-place orders and global uncertainty, we ...

Retail, User Experience

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