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Harper Reed On Why Accessibility Is The Mother of Invention

by Dan Matthews,

You can’t have innovation without access. That’s the first thing technologists need to understand before they start working on inventions, according to Harper Reed. It took a while for Reed to arrive at this conclusion, but when he did it was like a lightning bolt.

At 37 Reed has packed a lot into his work to date. He was chief technology officer (CTO) of Threadless, the t-shirt business that uses designs crowdsourced from artists… Read more

How do we make tech more age-diverse? Just ask Twitter’s editorial director.


A longtime leader in an industry that’s known for being youth-centric, Karen Wickre, 64, is a prominent advocate for making her industry more open and age-diverse. Wickre has spent the last four years as the editorial director at Twitter, where, she says, she “helps shape and amplify the ongoing daily pulse of information from the company.” From 2002 to 2011, she was a senior communications executive at Google, where she oversaw the development, launch and maintenance of the company’s highly trafficked blogs, among other responsibilities. She spoke to Disrupt Aging from Twitter’s office in San Francisco… Read more

10 Tips for Implementing Accessible Online Media

How to Make Graphs, Charts, and Maps Accessible

by Deborah Edwards-Onoro

Most web designers and developers are familiar with adding alternative text to an image so the meaning of an image can be understood when the image doesn’t display.

Adding alternative text is one of the basic principles of web accessibility. It provides a text alternative to non-text content on the web.

Alternative text is succinct and doesn’t repeat surrounding text in the main content or image caption.

But how do you make data in more complex graphics like maps, graphs, and charts accessible?… Read more