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Your Panelists

John Egan

Partner at Seyfarth

John has successfully defended clients in matters arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Housing Act (FHA), Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and all other manner of federal, state and local laws relating to civil rights. John also has substantial experience representing clients in agency proceedings, particularly before the United States Department of Justice, as well as state and municipal enforcement agencies such as the New York State Division of Human Rights and New York City Commission on Human Rights.

As a member of Seyfarth's ADA Title III & Public Access team, John represents public accommodations, housing providers, and public entities nationally in matters involving cutting-edge issues relating to architectural barriers, website accessibility and other forms of effective communication (such as electronic information technology, real-time transcription, sign language interpreters, and documents in alternative formats), accessible transportation, as well as service animals. John has substantial experience defending clients in class action litigation involving the accessibility of websites for individuals with visual and hearing disabilities. He also counsels and works collaboratively with a broad array of stakeholders at Fortune 500 companies to address website-related accessibility issues and matters, litigation risk mitigation, and disability diversity and inclusion initiatives. Read John's complete bio on the Sefarth website.

Jason Taylor

Chief Innovative Officer at UsableNet

Jason C. Taylor is the Chief Innovation Strategist and Advisor to the UsableNet CEO with nearly 20 years of experience in usability and accessibility. 

Jason is a global technology thought leader for multichannel customer engagement, actively advising leading companies on how to extend their brands across multiple channels for all users. He has been an active member of the accessibility and usability communities since 2001, which started with leading partnerships between UsableNet, Macromedia (now Adobe), and The Nielsen Norman Group.