2017

After completing my first semester in the graduate program for Disability Studies, learning more about disability history, policies, depictions, and law, I am going to be more mindful about time management in the spring semester. I am also working my way through the courses via the Interaction Design Foundation, which I highly recommend to people…

Read More Resolutions!

I make no secret I’m interested in (and work in) web accessibility. However, a recent conversation has also led me to realise: there are problems in making accessibility information accessible. Some of this is because “web accessibility” involves the web. This seems obvious, but keep in mind multiple people can touch a website: there may…

Read More Issues compounding issues.

Turns out a plugin had a major bug in it, causing this site to go down for about a month. The site is now fixed and content is back up, thankfully, but it does remind me to do the following: Back up content on a scheduled basis; Update on a regular basis when possible (even…

Read More Back to the Drawing Board…

Learning about the Raspberry Pi (3) and projects people can do with them. There’s a project I’m curious to do – fit a Raspberry Pi 3 kit with RetroPie, and create a custom handheld that will run retro games – or even just retro-flavored indie games or even visual novels, such as off itch.io (not…

Read More Delicious Pi(e).

So accessibility is one of those words that mean a lot, and sometimes doesn’t mean anything at all. What do I mean? In terms of “accessibility in tech”, like binding expectations of WCAG 2.0 and the United States Section 508, accessibility tends to mean equivalent access to information. Can someone with disabilities make a purchase…

Read More Access and Inclusion.

Credit where credit is due – over to my colleague Chris Bell of Risky Content – for inspiring me to write a little about this. Job searching can be exhausting. It’s difficult to stay positive when it feels like you’re just submitting applications into a void – if you’re lucky, you might get an automatically…

Read More Design and The Job Search.

Advocating for UX is something I myself am trying to learn how to do, and to continually improve upon; after all, user experience is in so many things. We use it in the realm of the Internet, of course, to talk about software, applications, games, and websites, but we see user experience in so much…

Read More Advocating for UX

Learning tools like programming languages, while difficult, is easy in the respect that you are learning discrete techniques. Even in the case of learning Ruby, which is more forgiving in terms of what syntax is acceptable syntax, the person is still relegated with strings have to be within “” marks, break and end marks end…

Read More Learning UX, and the future.