Welcome to Michael Ragsdale’s Portfolio
Pronouns: He, Him, His
Hello, and welcome! I am a web developer with a background in PHP and a focus on WCAG and Section 508 Compliance and my goal is to make sure your website and products meed all accessibility guidelines. I currently reside in Norfolk, Virginia and can not relocate at this time.
Stop: Read this First! Please review my location
I reside in Norfolk, Virginia and can not relocate. I get too many job leads that are not local to me, so please help save your time as well as mine by reviewing the information inside of this card.
That I cannot relocate is absolutely non-negotiable and is considered a deal-breaker. Nine times out of ten, the job you are recruiting for can be done from the office I maintain, as the COVID-19 Pandemic proved.
I am open to 100% remote work that is open to Virginia residents, and I can also return to an office. I maintain an office in Norfolk, Virginia (where I am also open to doing Hybrid and In Office work).
Office for 100% Remote Work
I maintain an office in Norfolk, Virginia that can be used for 100% remote work.
This office contains everything needed to do work remotely, including reasonably fast Wi-Fi, the ability to have a hard wired network connection, and has a device which supports all the major video conferencing tools.
The location of this office will be disclosed upon successful hire, as it will be the location I will receive work-related mail.
In Office, Return to Office, and Hybrid Work
For In-Office and Hybrid work, I will consider your offer only for the cities listed below. Cities in Bold indicate my preference (and will be announced after the city name) and for the cities listed as caution, please contact me first.
If the on-site job isn’t in one of the cities listed below, thank you for your interest but no thank you.
- Chesapeake, Virginia (Location Preference)
- Hampton, Virginia
- Newport News, Virginia
- Norfolk, Virginia (Location Preference)
- Portsmouth, Virginia
- Suffolk, Virginia
- Virginia Beach, Virginia (Location Preference)
My resume is available in both Word and PDF file formats either on my resume page or using the links below.
Rate & Salary
The question always comes up: how much does a candidate wish to be paid? Let me turn that around and ask you: how much is the position paying? This simple form will let you know if that meets my salary requirements. I only accept full time work and require a company benefits package. For more information on my other expectations, please enter a salary amount below.
Technical Background and Skillset
My technical background is that of a PHP developer and my focus is that of WCAG and Section 508 Compliance. Long story short: I give websites the once-over to ensure they comply with accessibility guidelines, while making sure they look great no matter what device or combination of devices are used.
For a complete rundown of what I am familiar with, please visit my skills page.
I am always open to learning new skills on the job. My entire WCAG and Section 508 Background, for example, came from on the job training.
I have one last class I need to take in the Fall of 2023 (August 2023 – December 2023) and I will finally earn my Bacelors. If there are any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact me as I would rather discuss this on a case by case basis.