How Microsoft’s accessible OneNote helps me to manage a medical crisis

On April 25, our daughter, Gabrielle, was rushed to the hospital by ambulance after having a breathing episode.  Gabrielle (Gabby) has a condition which unfortunately causes her to have many such episodes, however, this time was different as she had Continue reading How Microsoft’s accessible OneNote helps me to manage a medical crisis

While all men may have been created equal, all Android devices are not.

I wanted to write about something which Android folks probably take incredibly for granted, but which might be a bit perplexing to users coming from iOS.  And it’s one of these things that, as I write it, seems incredibly silly Continue reading While all men may have been created equal, all Android devices are not.

Getting started with my Moto G4, pretty straight-forward, until it wasn’t.

One of the things that I’m most excited about with Android is that now, it’s possible to activate TalkBack when the device is first booted.  While folks today may take this for granted, this ability to be off and running Continue reading Getting started with my Moto G4, pretty straight-forward, until it wasn’t.

Gabby’s Gifts 2016, helping kids at the children’s hospital who can’t come home over the holidays.

Since she was little, my daughter, Gabby, has had a medical condition that has required occasional testing at the children’s hospital.  One of the more positive things to come out of this is that she has developed a deep sensitivity Continue reading Gabby’s Gifts 2016, helping kids at the children’s hospital who can’t come home over the holidays.

A blind person renting a car? Apparently, that idea isn’t as shocking as I once thought 

Recently, I traveled to New York where the plan was for me to connect with one of my colleagues and then travel to visit a client. Since we were arriving from different airports and since we would be needing a Continue reading A blind person renting a car? Apparently, that idea isn’t as shocking as I once thought 

It may be just an app, but sometimes, it’s why my life sucks.

***Update*** On July 26, I received yet another support Email saying in part, Dear Steve, Thank you for contacting Weight Watchers.  My name is [Name redacted] and I will be more than happy to assist you with troubleshooting your application. Continue reading It may be just an app, but sometimes, it’s why my life sucks.

Thank you, Threema, for caring about accessibility @ThreemaApp

Too often, we are quick to criticize developers for not doing enough to make their apps accessible.  Today, I’d like to extend my thanks to one who has consistently embraced accessibility.   Threema is a messaging application that offers end-to-end Continue reading Thank you, Threema, for caring about accessibility @ThreemaApp