At barcampSeattle, Bryan, Dylan, Matt, I, and several others started a dialog about helping people adopt accessible design practices. The summary of our discussion was, “make it cheap and easy.” Last week, inspired by a comment from tantek, the dialog continued on twitter. We compared accessible design to green/environmentally-friendly design….and doughnuts. 🙂 I’ve been workingContinue reading cheap and easy?
Testing for text Originally uploaded by anneke boudreau The book…in process. This is a screen shot taken with my phone then emailed to flickr. I wanted to see what they would do with the text. First, I edited the title of the photo on my phone from random text (imgnnn) to “Testing” then I createdContinue reading flickr experiment
I’m speaking at an event at zaaz next week that ought to be a lot of fun. Here’s the line-up: “Mobile 2.0: Design and Develop for the iPhone and Beyond” – Brian Fling, Flingmedia http://www.flingmedia.com/ “Money, Media, and Your Mom’s Peach Cobbler – Social Media Marketing Done Right” – Justin Marshall, ZAAZ www.zaaz.com” Single AthleticContinue reading Event: Perspectives on Social Media
My copy of “too late to die young” has several bent pages with underlined passages. Here are a couple of my favorites. “We need to confront the life-killing stereotype that says we’re all about suffering. We need to bear witness to our pleasures.” About a trip to Cuba, “It’s the old socialist formula, ‘From eachContinue reading Favorite Harriet McBryde Johnson quotes
At lunch last Friday, I learned about “the float.” Today, I found this article, What PayPal does with your money that says, “The money-transfer service earns interest on funds in its custody” and describes how other folks are kind of miffed at paypal. Cool. I’m not alone. Actually, now that it’s been explained to me,Continue reading "the float"
I am schooled in the ways of human factors. I know that if your user feels dumb, there is probably something wrong with your system. I know that you should give your user a way to back out of a mistake. I know that most of the “user errors” that cause harm could have beenContinue reading another dumb user – me
Would you like your site reviewed for web accessibility? The John Slatin Fund Accessibility Project matches accessibility experts with companies that would like a brief review of their site for accessibility. In return, the site owner is asked to contribute a minimum of $500 to The John Slatin Fund. The John Slatin Fund was establishedContinue reading The John Slatin Fund Accessibility Project
Dictionary.com Word of the Day – jollification: merrymaking; revelry.
Here are a few brief glimpses of memories; they don’t do justice to the awesomeness that is John Slatin. I went to dinner with Anna and John then we went to Body Choir. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was blown away. At first, I felt a little awkward, but I started movingContinue reading Thank you
Back in the day, Java was supposed to be our “write once, run anywhere” solution. Today, all those beans live on the server handling service calls from other “write once, run anywhere” RIAs. All that promise of fame and glory and they end up hiding in the background. Poor beans. They just weren’t flashy enough.Continue reading irony