Deciding to focus on accessible and inclusive design is the culmination of a long professional struggle for me. I was born with cataracts, which occurs in about 1 in 10,000 live births. Before I was a year old, I would Continue reading Who are you and What are you doing with this blog?
Approaching the mid-point in my career and a few difficult conversations with younger disabled people have led me write about what I wish I had knowns at the start of my career. What follows is my blunt career advice for Continue reading My Blunt Career Advice for New Disabled Professionals
Curiosity about other people’s experience is natural and healthy, and learning about other people’s experience leads to greater empathy and understanding. Just as with learning about any other group outside of your own experience your language and approach will go Continue reading On accessibility and empathy fails
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is roughly double that of Temporarily Able Bodied people (TABs). This is likely an underestimate for many reasons. Disabled people are also more likely to Continue reading Why I withdrew from a job search during a period of historic unemployment
I was inspired to write this by Doug Yeo’s fascinating and disturbing essay on a trombone classic. While I never played Lassus Trombone, I have listened to many recordings by artists I admire greatly. To briefly summarize: Mr. Yeo makes Continue reading A brief meditation on Ching-a-ring Chaw