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August 30, 2018
Reflections: "Accessibility Feedback" Nonprofit Startup

Introduction In the fall of 1973 I began attending Augsburg College as my first college experience directly out of high school. In the past forty-five years I have experienced taking many college-level classes in various disciplines, a forty-plus-year career in all manner of computer and telecommunications technologies, personal, family, and community growth. Most recently I […]

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August 4, 2018
My Perspective on an Ethical Foundation

The Foundation of Ethics – Right and Wrong, True and False Over my sixty-plus years I have certainly been exposed to a number of viewpoints on the subjects of ethics, right and wrong! No less important have been the definitions of true and false. I subscribe to the Ten Commandments as the yardstick for ethics […]

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July 30, 2018
Completing The Race: Squaring The Circle

The Early Years My earliest childhood memories are amazing in detail and vivid clarity. They remain with me sixty years later. I was born on the Sandia military base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I remember swimming in the base pool. I remember riding on the back of my dad’s motor scooter without shoes on. One […]

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June 28, 2018
Using Web Sites With A Screenreader

I was recently asked the following questions concerning accessing web sites via a screen reader. When using a screen reader on a new page you've never accessed before, how do you typically figure out what's on the page and how to navigate around it? Has there ever been a site that pleasantly surprised you with […]

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August 27, 2014
Virtual Braille and Image Discernment the key learnings of the Optacon

I am a life long braille reader who enjoys the freedom that braille gives me to read any book that has been transcribed or translated. Braille is the key to literacy for all of us who are blind. I can’t imagine not reading braille. It would be like depriving me of the human right of […]

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August 10, 2014
Reel to Reel Tapes sure hold there magnetism

In doing some cleaning out of storage spaces recently, I came across ten reels of magnetic tape with no labels on them. My parents had given them to me several years ago when they were cleaning up. I was fortunate to be able to listen to there contents thanks to a friend who still has […]

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January 17, 2013
Chromevox On The Mac Cripples My Style

It is an amazing thing to think about is the reality of the world we experience in our day-to-day lives. When I was a child, I was told by someone - who’s name I have now forgotten - that “blind people can’t ride a bike because if one cannot see one cannot maintain balance.” Why […]

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January 7, 2013
The Resurrected Blog

I am so amazed that I haven’t posted to this blog in over two years! 🙂 So much has happened and so much has changed. I am now almost 58. 🙂 Both of my parents are in heaven! I am loving learning and school! I made one of those new year resolutions to do things […]

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June 3, 2010
The New Version Of The Syrinx Twitter Client Is Awesome

I have been using the new version of Syrinx by MRR Software for the Mac to handle my Twitter interactions for a week now. Syrinx is an absolutely stellar Twitter client because the author has worked very hard to make the entire experience of using Syrinx a breeze with VoiceOver. The new Twitter list support […]

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May 27, 2010
A Funny Thing Happened To Me On A Walk In April

I think I remember the title of a book or article that was popular when I was a child. It went something like this “A Funny Thing Happened To Me On The Way To The Park”. I remember thinking about the fact that I always wanted adventure and new and unusual experiences. I had been […]

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