Jul. 29th, 2013 09:53 pm
vass: wonder girl facepalming (Facepalm)
[personal profile] vass
Conservative flyers on disabled initiatives contain fake Braille
[hattip to James Nicoll]

"Jim Tokos, a vice-president at the Canadian Council of the Blind, said he found the flyers simply “baffling” — especially since the whole purpose of the pamphlet was to boast about how much the Conservatives were doing to make life easier for disabled people in Canada."
sarah: (not even in the ballpark)
[personal profile] sarah
Yeah, so, I pretty sure they're implying there's a ramp somewhere up the street and around the other side of the hotel, but the sign's still funny:

photo of 'accessible stairs' under the cut )
pauamma: Cartooney crab holding drink (Default)
[personal profile] pauamma
Mafiaoza’s is Icky, and it’s Not the Pizza

Update, 2013-05-12 11:24am UTC: The owner claims they weren't in town that night. So either the owner is lying, or the cops' statements were incorrect. I can't say which it is, or whether (if the latter) the cops were lying or mistaken.
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
[personal profile] alexseanchai
Thing I am not: a Walmart employee.

Thing I should therefore have to do only when I have just finished moving my shit from my cart to my car, and not under any other circumstance: push carts around a Walmart parking lot.

Thing I did tonight anyway: push carts around a Walmart parking lot.

I don't know about the handicapped spaces at the left end of the building; the doors at that end aren't open at half past midnight. But every single handicapped space near the doors that are open at half past midnight contained either a car or at least one cart.

There were ten carts taking up handicapped spaces. Ten of them. And not one single fucking unoccupied handicapped space anywhere near the open fucking doors.

(I have just left an angry but polite complaint on walmart.com. Customer service desk isn't open at half past midnight either, or I'd have done it in person.)
deborah: the Library of Congress cataloging numbers for children's literature, technology, and library science (Default)
[personal profile] deborah
Over in my own journal, I post about my failed efforts to purchase an iPhone. Very short version: I am told that they can't do a credit check without a drivers license. When I point out to them that I have had plenty of credit checks without a drivers license, and lots of disabled people don't drive, doncha know, they hang up on me. Stay classy, Apple!
automaticdoor: Carefully recreated screenshot of Britta from Community ep 3x08 captioned "Britta Perry, Anarchist Cat Owner" (Default)
[personal profile] automaticdoor
So! DC has a neat festival going on downtown next weekend! But... the website, http://www.artsonfoot.org/, is completely, 100% inaccessible to anyone who can't use Flash or has a screen reader or anything. (Not to mention those who can't handle constant flashing animation, but I didn't even go there in my voice mail to the coordinator.) There's no text version, no HTML version, nothing. We'll see what kind of response I get back. Sadly, I'm not hopeful. 
lauredhel: jody mcintyre rioting while crippled (cripriot)
[personal profile] lauredhel
I posted this on my home dw for Blogging Against Disablism Day, but thought some of the accessibility_failies might like to see it too.


Today is Blogging Against Disablism Day!

I'm going to blog against perhaps the biggest thorn in my side right now - obstructed paths. I really think the reality speaks for itself, so here it is, in the tradition of my image posts for BADD: this is my life.

Read more... )
mathsnerd: ((batman begins) bitch please)
[personal profile] mathsnerd
So I am wishful of obtaining a second Gmail account, since my mail email is used for communicating with family, and for a myriad of reasons, I am forced to be permanently invisible on chat, and that makes me sad. Also, I'd like an email address that doesn't use my legal name in the handle for my internet stuff. So, I go to the sign-up page and try my usual options (mathsnerd, mathsie), only to find that they're both taken. Okay, no problem. I start trying logical workarounds to see which ones are available.

Oh, wait, what's that, Google? After trying more than three names, I have to go through CAPTCHA to prove I'm a real person? Okay, that's kind of soon, but whatever. Gee, you sure scrunch those letters together and make them all wavy so that I have a real hard time figuring out what the hell you want me to enter...

Huh, okay, I've tried eight times, Google, and I can't seem to read it well enough that you're satisfied that I'm a real person. And while you offer a "read-aloud" accessibility option for the CAPTCHA down below for submitting the form (which, incidentally, doesn't work in Chrome, yeah, you know, YOUR BROWSER!), for the CAPTCHA to keep trying different handles you conveniently don't offer any alternate options.

So, in conclusion, FUCK YOU, GOOGLE, AND FUCK YOUR UTTER LACK OF ACCESSIBILITY ON THIS PAGE. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Right now you're not living up to your usual standards. And I'm seriously wondering why I bother with Gmail accounts.

No love and a fuck-load of frustration,
[personal profile] mathsnerd
sophie: A cartoon-like representation of a girl standing on a hill, with brown hair, blue eyes, a flowery top, and blue skirt. ☀ (Default)
[personal profile] sophie
I wouldn't normally put an LJ fail in here, but this one is so outrageous that I feel I have to, and it's the result of a deliberate design decision.

If you have a LiveJournal, try going to one of your entries and clicking to edit the tags on that entry (that is, using the specific Edit Tags screen, not the generic Edit Entry screen). Then try to select tags to use.

It looks like they tried to make it easier for mouse users by making it so that you can click a tag and have the others remain selected when you do so. But since it's a listbox, it normally would clear the rest of the listbox selection when you do this. So it seems that they made it so that it remembers the items that were selected before, so that when a new item is selected, they then rebuild the selections in the list box based on what the previous selections were.

But if use the keyboard instead of the mouse, you're screwed. Just try to navigate that thing with a keyboard without accidentally selecting or deselecting tags that you didn't want to select or deselect. (I haven't tried any other means of input, so I can't comment on those.) At least it doesn't auto-save, so you can just close the window when you realise that it's pointless.

(I suspect that the page causes problems for people on any OS that doesn't automatically clear the rest of the listbox when you click an item.)
autymn: a border collie face tilted up toward us with a thoughtful look on his face. The word plots is in *s above him. (Border Collie Plots)
[personal profile] autymn
I work as a Physical Disabilities Specialist at a rather well known university which for my and my employers protection will remain namiless. Myself, I am blind and have neurological disabilities that result in fun things happening with the use of elevators (weeeeeee!) I also work with a service dog. Someone in university administration thought it brilliant to place our department on the eighth floor on the periphery of campus! This either means multiple trips up and down seven flights of stairs for me a day - something that is very taxing on my body/CNS or multiple rides on the elevator that causes its own set of issues. Oh, and of the three elevators, we're lucky if two are working.

And need i even mention the problem being on the eighth floor raises for the students I serve who use wheelchairs, crutches, or other mobility devices?!

Supposedly "they" have been working to get our department moved for "some time." Whatever that means.


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