Recently, my friend Alastair Somerville, a really smart guy working in accessibility in the UK and I sat in a bar in Bath, England discussing the idea that vocabulary used to describe a concept could create a barrier for people less educated than myself. Alastair pointed out that the fight against homeopathy, a battle in… Read more about Vocabulary as an Accessibility Issue
According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_About_Us_Without_Us) the term “nothing about us without us”, an ancient term dating back to the Roman era, is “used to communicate the idea that no policy should be decided by any representative without the full and direct participation of members the group(s) affected by that policy.” The same tells us that this… Read more about Rant Against Disablism: Nothing About Us Without Us!
I will be attending the QED conference in Manchester England next week. You can easily identify me, I’ll have a hat on, I have long grey hair, I usually wear RayBan sunglasses and I will be in the company of a large yellow labrador. I will probably be the only person there with a dog… Read more about Gonz and the X-Dog at QED
Recently, my good friend Mike Calvo appeared on Wall Street Journal Live and said a number of things that I believe are misleading and or incorrect. As a matter of disclosure, Mike and I have been good friends for a really long time. I respect Mike for the many contributions he has made to access… Read more about Rebuttal to Mike Calvo on WSJ Live
I enjoy Twitter. I use it daily to hear about news in science, skepticism, secularism, humanism and other interests. I also follow lots of friends and I’ve developed online relationships with a lot of people around the world. For one like me who spends his days at a computer, Twitter provides a fun way to… Read more about Want, Want, Want!