Author: Kit

Resource Links: Section 508 Resource Center by the US Access Board WCAG 2.0 – web guidelines for accessibility via the World Wide Web Consortium Not only is Section 508 different from the Americans with Disabilities Act, but Section 508 doesn’t necessarily mean the website of a library or local government office will be accessible. So…

Read More Section 508 and ADA, part the first

For years, I did not like Electronic Arts as a company. Recently though, I’m starting to appreciate them, because like several other large technology and entertainment companies, they’re building up their resources in terms of accessibility and educating people about accessibility options available. You can check out the Electronic Arts accessibility site, if you want…

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It’s been sparse lately because the PC I’m using is finally showing its age. That, and all the writing assignments I’m trying to complete before it finally goes down. So I’m raising funds to try and get a new computer, for work as well as grad school (i.e., one computer to do all those things),…

Read More Computer dying, my apologies

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.
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