CSAs can be a delightful way to support community farms and eat interesting, varied produce, but they’re often inaccessible. How can we fix that?
The confusion of service dogs and pets is eternal and frustrating. It also devalues service dogs and contributes to accessibility problems.
Here’s what you need to know to write effective, descriptive, useful alt text and image descriptions.
Foodie culture is a highly visual one, but it doesn’t have to be — here’s how people are using the sense of touch to bring blind and low vision people into the fold.
If you spend a lot of time on the internet, especially on social media, you’ve probably seen the meme floating around: A photo of a peeled orange inside a plastic container, clearly labeled as a Whole Foods product, with the caption: ‘If only nature would find a way to cover these oranges so we didn’t […]
The world of discrimination is rarely one of grand, sweeping gestures, though they do happen. More commonly, it comes in the form of sly, everyday, sneaky presentations, which some refer to as ‘microaggressions.’ The little things in life, conscious and subconscious, that remind people they do not belong and their humanity is something open for […]
Trying to do anything online can be an exercise in frustration for some disabled people. Crowded web design, constant flashing things, sites that clearly aren’t optimized to be magnified, screenreader-unfriendly backbones, autoplay music and video, and more. Many of these things, it’s worth noting, are also problems for people who are not disabled — universal […]
I had a fascinating conversation with someone the other day about disabled gamers. Many disabled people play games of all sorts and there’s a very lively disability community in the world of video games in particular, for a variety of reasons: They’re fun; they can create community; they offer a chance to do things in […]
When issues of accessibility are raised — in physical environments, online, in the design of homes, restaurants, public spaces, websites, books, classrooms — the response is often defensive. Justifications for inaccessibility spill out of endlessly running mouths, there’s always a good reason (or seven), there’s a sense of needing to swat down any request, of […]
At the cornerstone of the US judicial system lies the idea that everyone shall be tried by a jury of their peers, that this is a right to which all people should be entitled. We already know that jury selection is flawed in many ways, and that the distribution of jurors is typically grossly unfair […]