Sunday, April 14th, 2019
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
If you’re using Apple’s VoiceOver, both your phone and your computer will broadcast your assumed disability to the entire internet, unless and until you specifically tell it to stop.
Monday, April 8th, 2019
When we hide content, there’s a greater risk the user won’t see it. There’s a higher reliance on digital literacy and it’s generally more labour intensive for the user.
Worse still, sometimes we kill off essential content.
Thursday, April 4th, 2019
I also discussed this accessibility events feature with my friend who is a screen reader user herself. She said it feels like it’s a first step towards a well-meant digital apartheid.
This is a really nice write-up of creating an accessible progressive disclosure widget (a show/hide toggle).
Where it gets really interesting is when Andy shows how it could all be encapsulated into a web component with a progressive enhancement mindset
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
Sunday, March 31st, 2019
A Public Record at Risk: The Dire State of News Archiving in the Digital Age - Columbia Journalism Review
This well-researched in-depth piece doesn’t paint a pretty picture for archiving online news:
Of the 21 news organizations in our study, 19 were not taking any protective steps at all to archive their web output. The remaining two lacked formal strategies to ensure that their current practices have the kind of longevity to outlast changes in technology.
Saturday, March 30th, 2019
Sunday, March 24th, 2019
Friday, March 22nd, 2019
An interesting way of navigating through a massive amount of archival imagery from NASA.
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
Friday, March 8th, 2019
Thursday, March 7th, 2019
Monday, February 25th, 2019
For my hack day project I made the avatar on each post in my website change depending on the emoji I use in the post!
Saturday, February 16th, 2019
The forbidden symmetry of Penrose tiles and quasicrystals.
Friday, February 15th, 2019