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Two Deaths

Introduction This article was, in a slightly different form, previously published on my personal blog. As it’s not a highly technical piece and because it’s about two remarkable individuals who, each in their own very different ways, did a lot for blind people and were very dear to me personally. …

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Author with yellow labrador X-Celerator and black labrador Jackson
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QED 2015

Introduction People who follow my personal blog would know, the QED conference, held annually in Manchester, England is my favorite skeptical event in any given year. In April, we returned to the UK to attend QED for the third year in a row and, as with the previous two years, …

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Living In The Future Part 2: A Couple Cool New Apps

Introduction My personal blog is the most popular independent publication in the world of blindness and technology. It is read by the access technology elite as well as many enthusiastic blind computer users. Unfortunately, my blog, to be relevant to its readership, is loaded with jargon, obscure abbreviations, references to …

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Author with yellow labrador X-Celerator and black labrador Jackson
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My Time at Guide Dog School

Introduction A week ago, I returned home from a guide dog school in the American south with a terrific new black labrador named Jackson. This essay describes the process one goes through to retire an older dog and to get a new one and the emotional roller coaster ride I’ve …

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AccessibilityTechnology

Living In The Future, Part I: Applications for Reading Books

Introduction In the article I wrote introducing myself to Skeptability readers, I describe my long history in software and talk a lot about the miserable state of technological accessibility. The fact is, according to the UK’s RNIB, something on the order of 90% of all web sites (now considered by …

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The Blind Technologist

Hi, my name is Chris but some people know me as Gonz Blinko. I am an alcoholic and drug addict, no, stop, wrong meeting. I am a career software engineer and manager thereof, I’ve been making software since I was eleven years old back in 1971. I grew up with …

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