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Cheryl Wheeler: Kitchen Songs

Posted in New Media and Tech

I’ve maintained a mailing list for fans of singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler since 1996! Like a lot of us, Cheryl is at home right now. Since she’s not able to be out doing shows, she’s been recording songs from her kitchen. Well, actually, her wife Cathleen has been recording, but Cheryl does her part by singing the songs! Cheryl asked me to present these videos here, for anyone who can’t or doesn’t want to go to…

MacStories: An iOS Accessibility Timeline

Posted in Access and Disability, and Announcements

My first article for MacStories is a doozy. I actually just wrote the word, “doozy.” Moving on! I’ve taken 6,500 or so words to chronicle ten years of iOS accessibility, feature by feature, release by release, in true MacStories style. Who else but Federico and his team would have let me write at such length in a voice that’s all my own? The story is inspired by “36 Seconds that Changed Everything.” Check it out!

I Made A Thing! “36 Seconds that Changed Everything: How the iPhone Learned to Talk”

Posted in Access and Disability, Announcements, New Media and Tech, and Podcasting

I’m thrilled to announce the release of my audio documentary, “36 Seconds that Changed Everything: How the iPhone Learned to Talk.” It’s the story of how accessibility features came to the iPhone in 2009, how that event rocked some people’s world, and how most didn’t even notice. You can listen to the documentary or read a transcript at the web site I made (it looks remarkably like this one, I know, but an accessible theme…

Web Heroics, Catching Up, and Doing it Live

Posted in New Media and Tech, and Random Personal Nonsense

This Web site has been under the weather for awhile. I’ll play the hero and tell you that I wrestled t to the ground, pummeled the mySQL database and made it do my bidding. Then I reassembled these pages from the ashes of mixed metaphor, backed it all up and went on about my business. A consequence of the site’s troubles is that I haven’t done many updates here. I’m making Parallel episodes. I went…