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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.

    I Want to Pinch and Zoom the World

    I Want to Pinch and Zoom the World

    Apple's Vision Pro headset offers a number of accessibility features. But how well do they serve those with disabilities, and what should we expect from future versions of the product? Now we have some answers.

    • 58 min
    Low Vision Pro

    Low Vision Pro

    I spoke with Steven Scott and Shaun Preece for their show, Double Tap. They wanted my thoughts on how Apple's Vision Pro might land with users who have low vision. Steven kindly gave me permission to republish that conversation here.

    • 30 min
    How Hard Could XCode Be?

    How Hard Could XCode Be?

    How a young entrepreneur turned her own technology need into an app designed for other people with low-vision.

    • 49 min
    A Fish On Your Washing Machine

    A Fish On Your Washing Machine

    What's the significance of Apple's iPhone 15 lineup, from an accessibility point of view?

    • 1 hr 8 min
    An Immigrant in the Country of the Blind

    An Immigrant in the Country of the Blind

    Andrew Leland's memoir "The Country of the Blind" tells a story about his ongoing journey into vision loss. It's also a history of blindness, and blindness tech, with stops along the way to unpack the literary deployments of vision loss by other writers.

    • 54 min
    AI Will Not Fix Accessibility

    AI Will Not Fix Accessibility

    Even before ChatGPT brought AI into the mainstream, companies touted it as a way to make web sites accessible – a magic bullet that meant web devs could skip the accessibility checks normally done by humans. But it doesn't work like that.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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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