Throughout my programming career, I have learned (and forgotten) Basic, Pascal, C, C++, Java…not to mention all of the various application-specific scripting languages that I can’t even remember the names of…but, throughout all that learning and forgetting, one thing remains constant: flow diagrams. Seeing them again this morning is like rediscovering that cozy old blanketContinue reading Go with the flow
Pepsi ad to give Super Bowl viewers a moment of silence The pregame advertisement features a joke that originates from the deaf community and will play out on screen over 60 seconds of total silence, a veritable eternity when it comes to the noisiness of Super Bowl ads. The joke goes like this: Two guysContinue reading Super Silence
I love tattoos. I love inclusion. I love futuristic ideas. The haptic tattoo is all three.
Each time I see predictions for new technologies, I wonder how long it will be until they are accessible. Perhaps 2008 will be better than previous years – let’s take a look at the technologies listed in the BBC’s Technologies on the rise in 2008 and make some accessibility predictions for the upcoming year. THEContinue reading Inspired by BBC’s Technologies on the rise in 2008
From the L.A. Times: A new film about a troupe of disabled performers delivers a message of empowerment. As I read the first paragraphs of the story, I dreaded that the director, Liu Xiao Cheng, was using disadvantaged people for his personal gain. But, as I read further, it seems he genuinely wants to changeContinue reading Art and language
From the L.A. Times: A new film about a troupe of disabled performers delivers a message of empowerment. Coming soon to a theater near you, “My Dream” about a troupe of Chinese performers with disabilities. As I read the first paragraphs of the story, I assumed it was like many others that I’ve read; thatContinue reading Art and language
I am finally breaking free from blogger. 🙂 I have much work to do on the design, but will use this to get me up and rolling until I’m more familiar with WordPress and have a better idea of where I’m going with all of this…
It’s been an emotional two days in the world of accessibility. I’ve been reading reactions to the judge’s ruling that Target should stand trial and I looked at the site this morning – the one that includes “several improvements” that were made in reaction to the suit. I keep expecting someone to say, “Just kidding!Continue reading Rulings and olympics and online media captioning, oh my!
universally accessible play areaOriginally uploaded by anneke boudreau We recently traveled to the midwest to visit family. Since we were traveling with a 2 year old, we stopped at as many playgrounds as time would allow. Two of them were accessible. The photos that I took of the play areas didn’t turn out, but theyContinue reading universally accessible play area
clipped from www.456bereastreet.com Overall the examples keep the promise the book makes in that they are creative, standards compliant and up-to-date, but there is just a little bit too much inaccessible image replacement going on for my taste. Not a huge problem, but I would have liked to see at least one example of imageContinue reading Add to my to-do list