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A tweet gave a journalist a seizure. His case brings new meaning to the idea of 'online assault.' - StamfordAdvocate
Assault via intentionally triggering a seizure by posting a tweet with flashing lights. I think it is a stretch to claim that this meets the legal requirement for "contact" in that state's assault statute.
law  disabilities 
9 weeks ago by mcherm
No more google for console junkies
This blind user complains that Google supporting the headless lynx browser
google  browsers  disabilities  via:HackerNews 
november 2019 by mcherm
The Blind Traveler: How James Holman Felt His Way Around the World to Become History's Most Prolific Explorer | Mental Floss
An early British traveler and travel writer (in his time the most traveled person in the world) who was also completely blind.
via:HackerNews  disabilities  history 
september 2017 by mcherm
How the Web Became Unreadable
There's a trend lately to not use enough contrast in text. It's hard on people with bad eyes.
webdesign  vision  typography  disabilities  via:HackerNews 
october 2016 by mcherm
A statement on online course content and accessibility | Berkeley News
Federal government tells Berkeley they may not offer free online video courses, because they are discriminatory against deaf people who cannot hear the audio. So they take them down.
law  culturewar  via:SlateStarCodex  disabilities 
october 2016 by mcherm
Treaty For The Blind Comes Into Force... But US Refuses To Ratify Because Publishers Association Hates Any User Rights | Techdirt
The US delays in ratifying an international treaty to require exceptions to copyright law for allowing the blind to use readers to access books.
ip-law  copyright  disabilities  techdirt  via:Techdirt 
july 2016 by mcherm
HOWTO: Get tenure
How having a severely disabled child caused him to stop trying to get tenure and instead become an outstanding success.
teaching  research  disabilities  via:HackerNews 
august 2015 by mcherm
How apraxia got my son suspended from school – Michael Graziano – Aeon
The school principle decided to suspend a 6-year-old for sexual misbehavior that didn't even exist and did so over many reasoned objections. When it was taken to court, it was overturned.
learningdisability  disabilities  discrimination  evil  via:reddit 
february 2014 by mcherm
Man in a coma is "fit for work," loses disability benefits - Boing Boing
An absurd case of bureaucracy: he couldn't fill out the paperwork to claim disability (because he was disabled), so he's not eligible.
disabilities  via:boingboing 
august 2012 by mcherm
Uncommon Sense: The Silencing of Maya
A patent fight is in court: can a company with a patent on software to help disabled children speak eliminate a cheap iPad app which does the same thing and which some parents claim works better than the company's products? While the court is still deliberating, they appeal to a "higher" authority and get Apple to pull it from the app store.
law  ip-law  patent  disabilities  apple  appstore  via:reddit 
june 2012 by mcherm
Being deaf | David Peter
A deaf programmer (well, intern) tells what it's like to be the only deaf person at a startup.
disabilities  via:HackerNews 
may 2012 by mcherm

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