Social networks come and go, and I really like posting social media. In this section (currently called ‘Social’), I’m trying to mirror the stuff I post to social networks. There’s also just a photos page or just a notes page. You can follow what I post here using my whole site RSS feed.
29 July 2020 11:45 IST
Fellow white-passing/white folks: don’t say yes to events with all-white lineups. It is 2020, you should ask about the lineup, put it in your event rider, and ensure you’re not part of the problem. You’ve got to be willing to sit an event out to make space for non-white people.
Not got an event rider? Write one! It’s a really easy way to set expectations. Use it (and your privilege) to make events more inclusive. You can also use it for accessibility requirements (ask for captioning!) You can use a rider for online events too.
Sometimes lineups aren’t finalised when you’re asked to speak. This is a poor excuse. Specify that you will pull out of an event if you find yourself on an all-white lineup. And if an event is the kind of event where they think you’re too much trouble for asking those questions, you’ve got to ask yourself if that’s the kind of event you want to be associated with.
16 July 2020 15:38 IST
The new A11y Project website is stunning. Tatiana Mac has really proved that accessible design can be beautiful inside and out. 😍👏🏼 Also I’m totally thrilled to have Accessibility For Everyone featured on there. What an endorsement! 💚📗
And Eric Bailey’s dev work! What a dream team!
14 July 2020 22:58 IST
Spent hours making a video of me giving a 5 minute talk. Excruciating to watch back. I blink 10 times more often than the average human and pull faces like this when I’m talking…
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23 June 2020 20:32 IST
So suddenly there’s a lot of attention around email and it’s exposing how many people in the web community still use Gmail. Like actually trust all your personal information and communication (and that of your potentially marginalised or vulnerable contacts) with Google. 🤮
There are a lot of hard problems and lack of alternatives when it comes to rights-respecting technology. But email (as imperfect as it is) has a fair few affordable alternative providers. Small change, big difference.
Maybe I’ve not been saying it loudly or frequently enough for the last however-many years… Privacy is not a luxury. Same with accessibility. Neither are luxuries, they’re life-sustaining rights. And you’re unusually privileged if you’ve not had to care about either.
23 June 2020 17:39 IST
Really looking forward to this:
And I should mention that the tickets are free! ❤️