Accountability is a prerequisite for privacy laws to work. And you only get accountability from... transparency.
Earlier today, I couldn't activate any buttons on Google+. Buttons worked on other pages. Now, the buttons are working again. I didn't do anything locally. I did post my problem to the Google accessibility group, but that's it. No one from Google replied to my post.
I found this problem because I was trying to contact the developers of Gmail's new inbox. I was hoping Google would include accessibility support from the beginning instead of adding it after the release.
Maybe they will, but based on their past, it's unlikely.
Always being a second class citizen in the digital world where there is no reason for it really sucks!
I've been trying for years now to work with Google to help them with accessibility issues with no success. Some accessibility issues have gone on for years now with no fix.
Problems like this and appearing to be ignored by anyone who could help with the problems gets very depressing.
Which is worse: depression or anger at the state of Google accessibility?
It's time to replace my phone. I'm actually considering giving up on Google and buying an iPhone. I know Apple has issues, but they seem to do a better job with accessibility than Google.
Sorry for the negative post. I am really trying to be more positive, but days like this make it hard.
Instead, I must, as a woman who was once a girl, as someone who uses the Internet, as a citizen of the world, address personally, spiritually, publicly and even legally, the ripe dangers that invariably accompany being a woman and having an opinion about sports or, frankly, anything else.
What happened to me is the devastating social norm experienced by millions of girls and women on the Internet. Online harassers use the slightest excuse (or no excuse at all) to dismember our personhood. My tweet was simply the convenient delivery system for a rage toward women that lurks perpetually. I know this experience is universal, though I'll describe specifically what happened to me.
spend the day trying to restore my phone. I decided to return to the stable version of Talkback because the beta version is a regression in accessibility. Unfortunately, the regressions include a really nasty bug! When I uninstalled the beta, I lost access to my phone. Because I don't have access to sighted help, my only option was to use Android Device Manager to remote wipe and start over with the initial setup. Google did backup some of my data, but not all. It will take me a while to recover everything.
In the past, uninstalling an update to Talkback would return you to the version that came on your phone. You would still have access to your device. That isn't true any more.
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I really hope Google fixes this soon. This isn't a minor bug.
This discovery may be related to an earlier bacterial talent that I told you about… the ability to connect into sausage-link cables thousands of cells long. “As yet there is no indication whether Rowe’s electric bacteria form these kinds of cables… but (a researcher) speculates that the cables are like drinking straws, allowing bacteria buried deep in sediment to breathe from the top of the pile by pushing electrons up through the tube, from one cell to the next.”
Donoven has started limping. Worse, he appears to be in pain. The vet's checkup didn't find anything obvious, but she suggested trying Dasuquin.
After a month, it appears it is actually helping. I didn't have enough money to pay for a full X ray, but that will happen on Monday.
Unless the X ray shows something, I plan to keep him on it from now on.
I'm glad to see him attacking me again. He hasn't been interested in most of his toys, but he is happy to play with me again.
- University of Alabama in Huntsvillecomputer science, 1983 - 1996
- I try to work with developers to make Google products accessible to the blindpresent
Day 15: Google, please do something about your earcons!
OK, this is day 15, and this means half-time reached! And this was the day I had to ask my wife to hand me my iPhone she had been keeping. B
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