Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A Note About Posting The Archives For The Morning Rush and Candidradio Live

Hello, just wanted to let you all know why it is taking longer for me to post the archives of the shows.  We had to change the way we post the archives to make sure we are keeping in compliance with music licensing rules.  In order to do this we have started using Mixcloud.  When we post the archives on mixcould we have to do what is called time stamping which involves entering the information for everything played on our shows.  Artist, title, and time played.  This of course takes four hours per show so it takes a little longer to get the archives posted for Candidradio Live and The Morning Rush but they should be posted within a week of when they air.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Silly Questions Blind People Get Asked Ant The Answers We Wish We could Give

Although most blind people I know including me actually give these answers.  Found this one on Facebook and I had to share it.


Silly questions that people who are blind get asked, and the responses we want to use. 1. QUESTION: Have you been blind all your life? ANSWER: Not yet. 2. QUESTION: You blind people have great hearing right? ANSWER: Pardon? 3. QUESTION: Is that a Guide dog? ANSWER: No, it’s a drug detection dog. I’m a narc disguised as a blind person. 4. QUESTION: Is that a Labrador? ANSWER: No, it’s a dachshund. 5. COMMENT: I’d have to kill myself if I went blind. REPLY: Why wait? 6. COMMENT TO GUIDE DOG (working): You’re sooooo beautiful. REPLY FROM HANDLER: Thank you, but I’m spoken for. 7. QUESTION: Those dogs are smart, aren’t they? ANSWER: No, it’s pure luck that we get anywhere. 8. QUESTION (directed to the person standing next to the blind person in a store): Does he need something? REPLY (from blind person): Yep, ‘he … needs to speak with your manager.’

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Some Olympic Events You Have Probably Not Heard Of

If the ones in the article are not strange enough, in Tokyo in 2020 they are adding surfing, Skateboarding, and Ballroom Dancing.  heck if that is the case they might as well make the Hokey Pokey an Olympic event

Full story here.

Visual Impairments and Internet Use, What A Friend Learned When She Started Transcribing Facebook Memes

Posted by Zman

My friend Steph who writes for The Inqisiter wrote this piece yesterday.  Very well written.  

From the article 

"Partway through July, I started thinking about Facebook memes and how inaccessible they can be to people with visual impairment. I decided that for the rest of the month, I’d transcribe any memes I shared, and see if I could make it a habit. Once I started, I realized just how often social shares are actually pictures of text — which people who are blind or have impairment of vision cannot read.
Maybe you’re wondering how someone with visual impairment is accessing Facebook at all. The answer is that many use screen readers. Others have some visual impairment, but see well enough to read some text.

The problem with a screen reader, of course, is that it doesn’t “see” the text, in the visual sense — it’s a program and it “reads” only what is recognized as text, which means something typed out. If you take a photo of yourself and write “Selfie day!” across it and post it on Facebook, a screen reader won’t see those words as text, but as part of a visual image it should skip. If you want your friends with visual impairment to see those words, you may need to type them out."

Friday, August 05, 2016