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Aerial image of the Facebook campus: shaped in a triangle, featuring large compounds and huge parking lots.
2016 Year in Review by Datrianna Meeks on December 13th, 2016
Tech product decisions result in the constant alienation of diverse users.
The BDSM flag flying in the Castro, Twin Peaks rising behind it.
Issue 43 by Ava Ex Machina on November 18th, 2016
I exist for men’s own sexual self-exploration, a freak without my own right to privacy or freedom from public shame, a resource for their own self-discovery -- that like all things in an on-demand world, they feel entitled to access at any time.
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 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.
Person taking close-up picture of themselves in a mirror.
2015 Year in Review by Cameron G. on December 15th, 2015
Even though consequences are necessary to address the racism in technology, we have built a culture that refuses accountability.
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.
Statue of Justice.
Issue 27 by Anjuan Simmons on September 18th, 2015
Technology companies today are increasingly colonial in their actions. This can be seen in the veneer of sovereignty they seek to cultivate, how they work across borders, their use of dominant culture as a weapon, and the clear belief that “superior” technology is a suitable excuse for lawlessness, exploitation and even violence.