Monthly Archives: January 2009

Stevie Wonder Lobbies For Accessible Touchscreens

Stevie Wonder recognized companies that are making gadgets accessible for the blind at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. [Photo source: AP/NPR] Call it the barrier de jour. From iPhones to airline ticket kiosks to toaster ovens, the … Continue reading

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Getting Quiet Cars To Make Some Noise

I’ve heard several media stories about the problem of how blind people can hear hybrid cars on the street, and I’ve had one or two close calls while crossing the street in front of my house. This story by Rebecca … Continue reading

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Shape-Shifters in the Fair Use Lab

My proposal for MiT6. True to form, I met the deadline at the last minute: A blind reader who constructs an accessible text of Harold Innis’ “The Bias of Communication” will find in it some powerful ideas that suggest why … Continue reading

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MiT6 Deadline Is Jan. 9

The Media in Transition 6 conference (MiT6) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is scheduled for April 24-26, 2009. The conference theme is “Stone and Papyrus, Storage and Transmission.” The deadline for submitting proposals is January 9, 2009. Ms. Modigliani … Continue reading

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