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Transcribe Online logo: the words in a fun, bubbly font and a 'T' speech bubble wrapped in headphones.
Issue 41 by Alice Wong & Katie Klabusich & Raquel Hosein & Wagatwe Wanjuki on September 6th, 2016
"We’re hoping it can change lives as well as movement and organizing work."
A series of Bitcoin and blockchain charm logos strewn together on a chunky bronze jewelry chain.
Issue 39 by Emma Stamm on July 25th, 2016
Blockchain's scorecard on diversity is no better than the rest of the tech world. In fact, it is arguably worse.
A crossed-out universal access sign against trees, text reading 'Non-ADA Trail'.
Issue 38 by David Peter on June 22nd, 2016
Accessibility must be part of every aspect of business, part of the minimally viable product, a core part of how we approach the launch and growth of our platforms.
Clock face, slightly burned as if it's been in a fire.
Issue 34 by Eira A. Ekre on March 16th, 2016
We have continuously talked about how harmful crunch is. But game studios haven't changed their ways.
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Issue 34 by Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré on March 15th, 2016
We need more education about what OCD is, and what it is not: a punchline.
An electric sign above a garage reading 'Capitalism Kills Love.'
Issue 33 by Melissa King on February 23rd, 2016
Capitalism is an economic system of convenience… that is, the convenience of management and CEOs.
An image from REDDER, in sunset tones. The character is shown standing on a ledge. An energy cell, which the character must collect, is on a long ledge above where they stand.
Issue 33 by Veve Jaffa & Anna Anthropy on February 23rd, 2016
"I don't know if I believe in passion. Passion is the thing that lets us overlook how badly we're hurting."
Panelists sit at a long table.
Issue 30 by Alice Wong on November 25th, 2015
In the current discussion on diversity and STEM, as with so many diversity initiatives, disability is usually excluded or thought of purely in terms of accessibility or accommodations.
Photo of the workshop space. Various members of Team Free To Pee are involved in various activities—some are bent over working on a blue plastic prototype seat, some are standing, some are sitting and some are in wheelchairs in the middle of the action.
Issue 29 by Alice Wong on November 5th, 2015
Makeathons and other similar events want to “do good” and “make the world a better place.” The people behind these events need to realize *how* they do them is as important as *why* they are doing them.
Image with a magenta background and hand-drawn in black ink the figure of a woman in a wheelchair with short hair—her mouth is open wide and there is a caption bubble in yellow that reads “To pee or not to pee, that’s NOT the question!”
Issue 29 by Alice Wong on November 4th, 2015
Very often, specialized companies create assistive technology with little input from actual users with disabilities. These products are usually institutional in look and feel, overpriced, and only reimbursable by insurance.