“Writing Government Information for People with Disabilities”

Jun 27, 2017

Earlier this month, Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup at thoughtbot titled “Writing Government Information for People with Disabilities.” The presenter was Jonathan Katz, Content Writer at the New York City Department of Small Business Services. Katz discussed how to write so that people with cognitive disabilities can read, understand, and use your content. Here are three moments we found especially interesting in […]

TBT: “I Am Colorblind, And You Can Too!”

Jun 15, 2017

Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup last year at thoughtbot, titled “I Am Colorblind, and You Can Too!” The presenter was Jake Voytko, a senior software engineer at Etsy. Voytko addressed how people see color, how colorblind people are different, and how we can design around that difference. Here are three moments we found especially interesting in the presentation: […]

“A Taste of ReelAbilities”

May 23, 2017

Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup on April 4th at thoughtbot, titled “A Taste of ReelAbilities.” Ravit Turjeman, Director of the ReelAbilities Festival, presented and discussed four short films with us. She was joined by Xian Horn, who is on the ReelAbilities Film Selection Committee. Here are two moments we found especially interesting in the presentation: Why the […]

How to Create an Accessible Meetup

Mar 30, 2016

by Thomas Logan Overview When I moved to New York City in 2014, I started the Accessibility New York City Meetup (A11yNYC) with Cameron Kundiff from thoughtbot and Shawn Lauriat from Google Apps. We have always wanted our events to be as accessible as possible, and over the last two years, we have worked hard to refine our process. […]

Pushing Beyond the Boundaries of the Five Senses with Artificial Intelligence

Aug 8, 2023

Close your eyes and visualize a loved one. Can you see the person’s facial features? Can you visualize them with eyes open, closed, or both? Someone who experiences extremely vivid imagery may have a condition called hyperphantasia. For those like Joe Devon who cannot create a mental image in their minds, it’s aphantasia. People who […]

Why Accessible Pedestrian Signals Are Now a Lawsuit Waiting to Happen

Mar 23, 2022

Photo credit: Andi Weiland | Boehringer Ingelheim, Societypix.org In this article, my friends Ken Nakata from Converge Accessibility, Josef Pevsner  from National Organization on Disability, and I come together to discuss and analyze the recent brief in the Am. Council of the Blind of N.Y., Inc. v. City of New York accessible pedestrian signals lawsuit. […]