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Lego’s Braille Bricks Aren’t Just for Kids

I wrote a piece about Lego’s announcement about developing Braille Bricks for blind children hoping it would spur debate, and was pleased when KCBS Radio in San Francisco reached out... read more

The Coming Web Crack-Up

Computer screen reading 'access denied' illustrates the effects of inaccessible technology on those whom it excludes. via GETTY. Web pages that don’t pass the accessibility sniff test continue to deny important life tasks to people with disabilities, even though the tools for changing this are impossible to avoid for any conscientious developer.... read more

A Film Festival That Really Is For Everybody

A child rides on an amusement park swing set. MOONLIGHT SONATA: DEAFNESS IN THREE MOVEMENTS AT REELABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL
Going to the movies has, for people with disabilities, typically required compromise. For wheelchair users, simply getting into a cinema can present a challenge; for the visually impaired and the hard of hearing, figuring out what is happening onscreen—even with the aid of assistive technology such as hearing induction loops and audio description transmitters—demands a lot of guesswork.... read more

Announcing New Disability Column on Forbes.com

Please check out our new Disability column on Forbes.com. It will track the march of social access by the disability community, in business, technology, arts and culture and wherever we see change happening or find obstacles along the way. Don’t hesitate to send ideas and comment on what you find there and feed the discussion.... read more

Virgin Hotel San Francisco Brings in Slatin group

Days ahead of opening its new-build hotel in San Francisco and in keeping with its commitment to providing excellent service to guests with disabilities, Virgin Hotels invited Slatin Group for hold two days of Elements of Service training for the managers and line staff that it has brought on board in preparation for the launch. Virgin Hotel San Francisco is the long-awaited second property in the brand’s roll-out.... read more