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Anne Taylor  

Former Director of Access Technology at the National Federation of the Blind; Author, "Ensuring Digital Accessibility through Process and Policy"

Anne Taylor served as the Director of Access Technology (AT) at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) from 2004-2015. She is co-author of the book "Ensuring Digital Content Accessibility through Policies and Procedures." This book provides readers with a must-have resource to digital accessibility from both a technical and policy perspective. Inaccessible digital interfaces and content often lead to forms of societal discrimination that may be illegal under various laws. This book is unique in that it provides a multi-disciplinary understanding of digital accessibility.

Anne currently serves as the SR Supportability PM Accessibility on the Corporate External and Legal Affairs (CELA) Accessibility Team at Microsoft.

Born in Thailand, she graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1997 with a degree in Computer Information Systems. She worked for two years with a non-profit organization specializing in job placements for the disabled where her task was to teach students how to use access technology. In addition to her degree in Computer Information Systems and her experience training adults to use computers, she brings a most enjoyable verve to her teaching and writing assignments. "Choosing Your Braille Embosser," a thorough and comprehensive review of the Braille embossers on the market today, was published in the October 2001 issue of the Braille Monitor.

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Anne Taylor | Talks at Google
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Decades of computer vision research, one ‘Swiss Army knife'

When Anne Taylor walks into a room, she wants to know the same things that any person would...

National Federation of the Blind Congratulates Anne Taylor on New Position at Microsoft

Baltimore, Maryland (April 24, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind today congratulated Anne Taylor, who has served as its director of Access Technology for over ten years, on her new position as senior program manager in the Trusted Experience Team with Microsoft, which she will assume on May 26...

Anne Taylor, Technology

Anne Taylor serves as Access Technology Director for the National Federation of the Blind. Her main responsibilities include: managing the International Braille and Technology Center for the Blind (IBTC), which is the most comprehensive consumer evaluation center for nonvisual access technology in the world; leading a team of access technology experts who provide feedback to access technology product manufacturers; maintaining a relationship with reputable mainstream IT companies such as Microsoft, Apple, and Diebold to ensure the accessibility of their technologies...

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