Tactile marks on currencies

I have been very interested in tactile markings on currency, in part because it seems like this is a thing the US will never have. What I didn’t realize though is just how many different systems and variations exist throughout the world. Fortunately for me, my good friend Tom, aka The Blind Coin Collector, wrote a fantastic … Read more

Testing integration with the Fediverse

Recently, WordPress introduced a feature to enable blogs hosted on WordPress.com to be directly integrated with the fediverse. This is particularly exciting to me as I think the Fediverse has the potential to really bring people together in ways that “traditional” social media is not able to accomplish. Now if you’re reading this and wondering, … Read more

An introduction to Accessibility Advocacy: an Interview With Steve Sawczyn

I’m truly honored to appear in AccessWorld, Summer 2023 edition. Also, n extra thank-you to Steve Kelley for taking an interest in helping to tell my story. https://www.afb.org/aw/24/6/18363 About The American Foundation for the Blind The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a non-profit organization that has been working tirelessly since 1921 to create … Read more

If I had to give up one word that I use regularly, I think that word would be, “disability”

WordPress has these daily writing prompts and while I often just ignore them, this one caught my attention. If i had to give up a word that I use frequently, I think that word would be “disability”. Disability is a word that is really hard for me to avoid, especially given my work and given … Read more

Playing around with Aiko, an amazing, accessible transcription app for Mac and iOS

I recently heard about this fantastic app, available for both Mac OS and iOS, called Aiko which leverages AI technology to transcribe audio. What sets Aiko apart from similar solutions though include, in part: I was excited to test out this fascinating technology and so to really put it through it’s paces, in a sub-optimal … Read more