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Why don’t the worlds of mainstream tech and accessibility tech ever seem to collide? Shelly Brisbin, who keeps one foot in each, wants to know. She and her guests from both worlds chew over the news and trends of the day, mixing in an accessibility perspective. Hosted by Shelly Brisbin.

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Why don’t the worlds of mainstream tech and accessibility tech ever seem to collide? Shelly Brisbin, who keeps one foot in each, wants to know. She and her guests from both worlds chew over the news and trends of the day, mixing in an accessibility perspective. Hosted by Shelly Brisbin.

    Some of My Automations are Fragile

    Some of My Automations are Fragile

    We're talking automation - mostly on macOS, with developer Bret Terpstra and fellow automation fan Darcy Burnard.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    A Deep Dive into WCAG 2.2. And Beyond.

    A Deep Dive into WCAG 2.2. And Beyond.

    The W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – WCAG – is the standard against which Web developers test for accessibility. WCAG is evolving, with a new release anticipated in a few months. We talk about what the 2.2 candidate includes, and what's next.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Swipey on the Stem

    The Swipey on the Stem

    Parallel is back from summer break, and glad to be!

    We gather to review Apple's latest hardware announcements: do we like them, do we want them, are they accessible? Behold, the iPhones 14, Apple Watch Ultra (and otherwise), and AirPods Pro, 2nd gen.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    A Week with Apple's Accessibility Preview

    A Week with Apple's Accessibility Preview

    We take a look at new accessibility features coming later this year to Apple platforms.

    • 51 min
    Building Accessibility Products as a Startup

    Building Accessibility Products as a Startup

    Creating products that serve people with disabilities has all the challenges of any software project, along with unique hurdles for a bootstrapped startup. We'll talk with a cofounder whose mobile apps aid people with vision loss and hearing impairments.

    • 1 hr
    Clicking the Box Offends Me

    Clicking the Box Offends Me

    Whether we're motivated by a creative passion, the need for extra income or something else, taking on work outside the 9-to-5 comes naturally to a lot of people I know. So we're talking about what it means to juggle several "jobs."

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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Lemyrrio ,

thank you

i'm part of the disabled persons who can't participate in the current / near future forms of virtual and augmented realities available. as i came to this state after a middling career in technology developing related systems and ive always longed for an augmented experience similar to "pokemon go" that enhances my world with information and whimsy, watching reality bending technology slip from my dream and seeing people in the pandemic interacting with tools i can't use has been really lonely and isolating . i sort of thought no one knew that some disabilities and the future seem to be divergent, or they were only so for me. so it helps to know that there are people who care and who are going to enable everyone to have the chance to experience an enhanced experience with technology, maybe because the future looks brighter but more likely because the present and its people look kinder:)

svenlore ,

Great Podcast Mixing Mainstream Tech w/Accessibility

I love that Shelly has created a great podcast about tech but with accessibility for all alongside. I just finished listening to the episode (#2) about audio description and learned a lot. Netflix deserves kudos for making all their new content with audio description built in—wish that all companies would do this (Hulu, pay attention!).

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