Introduction Last month James “Jamie” Teh announced he would be leaving NVAccess, an organization he co-founded with Mick Curren to create, improve and maintain NVDA, the screen reader used by an estimated 40% of blind people on the Windows platform. Almost immediately, I started receiving Twitter direct messages (DMs) and emails asking what I thought… Read more about A Cast Of Thousands
Introduction I rarely write anything too personal on this blog anymore. I did articles about my life when I wrote BlindConfidential but I’ve grown a bit more private and don’t live in an entirely “open source” manner any longer. I enjoyed sharing some tidbits of my reality back then but haven’t the time or energy… Read more about Two Deaths
Introduction A few of weeks ago, as I do most days while not traveling (I am writing this article on a train from Manchester, England to Edinburgh, Scotland), I was hanging out on TeamTalk with our usual crowd of blind hackers, technology freaks and other friends who join us on occasion. That day, one of… Read more about What Did I Just Agree To?
Introduction When I first met Richard Stallman, he described his philosophy as “information anarchism” and explained his vision for a future of free software in which individuals and corporations voluntarily donate money to support the programmers bringing them free, libre and open source technologies. Stallman’s dream has been the NVDA reality for many years now…. Read more about Anarchy, Leadership and NVDA
Introduction Over the past few weeks, those of us who follow such things have heard two major announcements from GW Micro, the first announcing that they had decided to start selling consulting services and the second announcing that they had been acquired by AI Squared, the Vermont based publishers of the market dominant low vision… Read more about Remembering GW Micro