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Austin’s Accessibility Adventure

November 15, 2012

This weekend I attended BarCamp Philly. Everyone promised a life-changing time. They spoke the truth. I had a lot of fun, met some great people and even ended up giving a presentation.

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A Cranky Review of the Latest HIMS Note Takers

November 12, 2012

I feel cranky. I didn’t get a chance to meditate. My cleaning lady can’t speak english. My neighbor’s dog howls incessantly. I ate some old Indian food which made me feel gross and bloated. And to top it off, I just saw the latest note takers from HIMS.

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The Beginner’s GUide to Echolocation

November 08, 2012

I have some very exciting news. Ever since I started learning about echolocation I wanted a way to get started myself. I made contact with Justin at World Access for the Blind and he helped me on Skype before we did my amazing life-changing intensive. Still, we all agree that we need a way to easily teach the blind about echolocation, or at least give them enough information to get them started safely. We also need to prove to the skeptics that it really exists. Now someone named Tim Johnson has written the perfect book to get you started.

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Links as Language

October 27, 2012

Recently I attended a talk put on by the Philadelphia Area New Media Association, entitled I found it very interesting, and it started me thinking about the unique way a blind person perceives the internet.

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Echolocating Sculpture: A Monument to Abstraction

October 27, 2012

About six months ago I learned a skill called echolocation. By making a tongue click, a blind person can learn to see with reflected sound. Read that article first if you haven’t, as this one depends on it. Only one organization in the world teaches this skill: World Access for the Blind. They deserve your support. Every blind person who can should learn it.

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