12. The Episode About Accessibility On The Internet

An image depicts a computer sitting on a table with the words "Missile Armed" on its monitor. Standing on the right, a stick figure of Marc says, "Um... Jan?" The words "Accessibility Is Important" are written above the scene.
Drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.

This week, the Blindnamic Duo are getting down to business and talking accessibility on the internet!

 

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but why does it sometimes need more than 100 characters? Marc gets fired up about captchas, Jan relates the internet to architecture and the two delve into the staggering statistic that 70% of websites are inaccessible to the blind.

 

All of this, plus find out what it feels like when robots cry. (Here’s a hint: They see sparks!)

 

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Links We Mentioned This Week

 

Domino’s Pizza Delivers A Game Changing Case To The U.S. Supreme Court 

New Research Shows How The Internet Is Unavailable To Blind Users

Lego’s Playsets Are Now Accessible To People Who Are Blind

 

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