Progress Post 7

For three of my blog posts, I did a three-part video series on accessible reading formats. I focused on what I know so the videos were related to blindness, and the main formats in which visually impaired people read. The three topics were braille, e-books and audio/ graphic audio books. Continue reading “Progress Post 7”

Essay: Is Social Media Democratic?

             Democracy, in one definition, reads: “The principle of equality of rights, opportunity, and treatment…” and in theory, social media and the internet in general are excellent examples of this, simply because we live in a digital age where everyone is included and treated equally. Although this tends to be the understanding for most, it is definitely not the case for people with disabilities. Yes, technology has come a long way, and it has brought many advances in a wide array of industries, including accessible technologies. However, now that we are in the time of the internet and social media, there are websites being created in the blink of an eye, constant changes being made, and an increasing need to be connected (literally and figuratively) online, those with disabilities are falling through the cracks. As unfortunate as this is, we must first review the specific rights of those with disabilities, since rights and online accessibility form a continuous loop. Background information is thus provided to refer to while exploring the shortfalls of the internet. Continue reading “Essay: Is Social Media Democratic?”

96 Books in 365 Days

 

There is something about getting lost in a really great book that only a true book nerd will understand. The pure excitement of starting a new book, the thrill of the adventure throughout every scene, the close connection you feel with every character, and the devastation you feel as soon as the last words are read. The simple joy from cover to cover, or in my case from the moment I download my new book into the Kindle app is something I constantly look forward to. Reading is basically my only hobby now that literally takes up every free moment of my waking hours, and more often than not my occupied time as well. I am unashamed to say that reading is the number one form of procrastination in my life, and I really could care less!  Continue reading “96 Books in 365 Days”