Tech

Apple’s iOS update comes with a new accessibility feature — but big tech still has a long way to go if it wants to be truly accessible

Sarah Katz is a freelance writer who covers the intersection between disability and mental health, relationships, entertainment, and public services. At its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that iOS 14 will have a new accessibility feature that can alert deaf and hard-of-hearing users to 14 different sounds. This type of […]
Apple’s iOS update comes with a new accessibility feature — but big tech still has a long way to go if it wants to be truly accessible
Strategy

The National Association of the Deaf is suing the White House for not including sign-language interpreters during its televised coronavirus press briefings

Sarah Katz is a freelance writer who covers the intersection between disability and mental health, relationships, entertainment, and public services. The National Association of the Deaf filed a lawsuit on Monday against President Donald Trump and the White House for failing to provide American Sign Language interpreters during coronavirus press […]
The National Association of the Deaf is suing the White House for not including sign-language interpreters during its televised coronavirus press briefings
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I’m deaf, and have found that transportation services have a long way to go to be more accessible. Here’s how I navigate travelling.

Sarah Katz is a freelance writer who covers the intersection between disability and mental health, relationships, entertainment, and public services. As a deaf traveller, she finds herself “routinely excluded” from services that nondisabled travellers have access to. Katz has developed a few strategies to navigate travel, like purchasing tickets ahead […]
I’m deaf, and have found that transportation services have a long way to go to be more accessible. Here’s how I navigate travelling.