I’m seeing reactions that I think are worth signal-boosting regarding conventions held in virtual spaces like Gather (aka GatherTown) and Kumospace. The core of the issue is that although those kinds of spaces may be really useful and accessible for some people, they’re really inaccessible and hard to use for a lot of other people. […]
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Social media posts these days often include image descriptions, which is great. But some image descriptions focus so much on describing every detail of the image that they obscure the main point of the image. So below are a couple of links to useful guidelines about how to write a good image description, both of […]
In 1989, I wrote a story (titled “Absences”) about a kid and her brother who had survived an alien invasion. Part of the core idea of the story was that the invading aliens were super sensitive to sound; humans who made too much noise got killed, and the protagonist’s brother was deaf, so the protagonist […]
Haddayr Copley-Woods has an awesome and entertaining piece on Minnesota Public Radio about how to interact with people with disabilities....