Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #Potluck – Equal Rights for Blind Americans? Author Says We’re not There Yet 2015 by Donna W. Hill

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  1. Thank you for sharing Patty and your update.. very useful.. hugs

    1. Hi, you are welcome. I think, not 100% sure, and, Donna can’t correct me if I am wrong, but I believe, her book is currently on sale at: Smashwords.com I know many of my clients are taking advantage of that sale they have going on this month. If I am incorrect, I apologize. I know my books are on sale there. They are 50% off. Anyway, thanks again for posting. One more thing, I find that a lot of time, not all the time, but a lot of time, the technical problems that we face, are caused by lack of knowledge, instead of lack of accessibility. However, there are still things that are in accessible. Somethings are photos, screenshots, Memes, GIFs, just to name a few. Oh and infographics really cause issue. I have yet to be able to read an info graphic.

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      1. Patty, the funny, or should I say ironic thing about the inaccessible photos and related graphics is that by not taking the time to make them accessible to blind people, they are shooting themselves in the foot. Alt tags or alternative text is how you get search engines like Google to notice you. It improves your ranking and gets you more exposure. So, you’d think people would do it for themselves, if not for us. BTW, you forgot animations. That drives me nuts, because my screen reader goes dark or silent and I rarely can get out of it without shutting down the browser.

        1. Oh. Well. I did forget that. Yes, I know, people don’t have a clue about what brings up what in a search engine, it just seems to me that a lot of people are posting willy-nilly, writing books willy-nilly, Bring everything willy-nilly, and they, have no idea how anything works, and no interest in learning.

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          1. You’ve got that right. The only thing I have to say about that is that it is the same in many fields, and people seem to have lost their sense of curiosity about everything. I personally like to know about stuff. Even if I don’t ever expect to fix a car, make my own wine or a million other things, I enjoy hearing about them. I understand that a lot of kids don’t even know that milk comes from cows. Ignorance is just another way we give away our freedoms.

          2. Agreed.

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  2. Hi Patty, thank you for sharing thispost on accessibility with your friends on Campbell’s World.We have been having a lively discussion about the things that have changed over the past four years, and the things that remain the same. I’ve gotten several ideas for new posts from our discussion. Hugs 🙂

    1. Hi, you’re welcome. Yes, I know, very good discussion. Hope people from this blog will click over and join the discussion.

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