Four Times Zoe Saved Wash - Tassos - Firefly [Archive of Our Own]
1 "Now fellas. Don't be hasty." Wash took a delicate step back, away from the five giant, gargantuan men that had thrown him out of the bar and were now backing…
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19 minutes ago
Kitty Unpretty — i’m just gonna post all the ways i’ve found so far...
i’m just gonna post all the ways i’ve found so far to get RSS Links They Don’t Want You To Know About from social media sites, because people keep Leaving…
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21 hours ago
Inclusive design: Whose Opportunity Is It? – Automattic Design
As makers of the Web, we also have an opportunity before us: inclusive design. I love this take on diversity and inclusion:

Diversity is being invited to the party;
inclusion is being asked to dance.

Vernã Myers
Every decision we make impacts whether or not people get to dance. Maybe you think you don’t have the skills to make an impact. I disagree.

Inclusive design is a business opportunity. It leads to innovation. Microsoft’s Adaptive Controller proves that.

Inclusive design is a content opportunity. When NPR added transcripts to This American Life, engagement went up. Unique visitors rose by more than four percent.

Inclusive design is a quality opportunity. The most common accessibility errors on websites can be fixed with better quality control.

Inclusive design is a performance opportunity. Seventy one percent of the world connects to the Web on a 2G or 3G network. Combine that with site’s page weight continuing to increase, and people using lower powered devices could be excluded.

Inclusive design is a people opportunity. Hiring a more diverse set of people means they can bring those perspectives into the products a company creates.
access  accessibility  resources  disability-culture  design 
yesterday
Morally Ambiguous Honey Badger Love – Red Wombat Studio
It’s been an odd few days.

You may print these out or send these to anyone who needs them today, although please don’t make money on it.

Please Note: Morally Ambiguous Honey Badgers are morally ambiguous! The creative mind behind them does not endorse actual violence against one’s enemies.

That is all.
funny  art  ursula-vernon  honey-badger  valentines 
4 days ago
How to Support People with Invisible Illnesses - NWPC
CHALLENGES OF LIVING WITH AN INVISIBLE ILLNESS

In addition to the various symptoms of a chronic and invisible illness, people suffering from these illnesses can also experience frustration, guilt, exhaustion and embarrassment.

For those diagnosed with an illness at a young age, the common stereotype that younger populations are supposed to be healthy makes it especially difficult. For those diagnosed later in life, many feel guilty they are unable to more actively participate in the lives of their families and be active with their children and grandchildren.

Invisible illnesses impact people in all aspects of their lives, personally and professionally. They can severely impact ability to routinely work and may lead to social isolation and depression.
invisibility  illness  disability-culture  disability-rights  impairment  cfs/me  fibro  multiple-sclerosis  arthritis 
4 days ago
Unaccompanied Miner OR What We Talk About When We Talk About Ketamine
Meredith Rose Schorr Jan 21 The weirdest thing about getting ketamine is the way it makes my mouth feel, the fist sign that an infusion has begun to kick in:…
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6 days ago
Why CAPTCHAs have gotten so difficult - The Verge
At some point last year, Google’s constant requests to prove I’m human began to feel increasingly aggressive. More and more, the simple, slightly too-cute…
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7 days ago
How Mushers Train Their Bodies for the Iditarod | Outside Online
For dogsledders, our dogs are our bodies; they’re our muscles, our engines, the hair that rises on our necks when we sense an animal in the trees. We study…
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9 days ago
My artificial eye - The Boston Globe
Every morning I wake up and put in my artificial eye. I think of it as my armor. In part, that’s because it’s a physical defense, protecting what’s left of my…
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10 days ago
An Empty Station - ivywatcher - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Day 1 Sherlock Holmes jumps off the roof of St. Bartholomew's Hospital at 3:46 pm, on the 20 th of May, 2012, which is a Sunday. Across town at New Scotland…
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10 days ago
You Are as Far as Invention, and I Am as Far as Memory - ancientreader - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Mycroft, fourteen (1993) “You’re missing Redbeard,” Mycroft said, when Sherlock, wet-eyed, climbed up beside him on the sofa. * Uncle Rudi had coached Mycroft,…
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10 days ago
Confessions of a Sociopath - rude_not_ginger - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
"Going to be a bit of a late one," he says. He sounds a little flustered, but it's the kind of flustered that is partially exasperated and partially excited. In…
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10 days ago
Accessibility is Not Disability Justice: I’m Tired of Fighting
Katie Tastrom Jan 30 Light skinned man with hand out. Man is labeled “social justice organizations”, Butterfly near the man’s hand is labeled “basic…
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11 days ago
Easy, Inexpensive AND Accessible Stylus: 5 Steps (with Pictures)
Easy, Inexpensive AND Accessible Stylus: Capacitive touch sensors appears in different forms. Many popular forms include screens on smartphones, tablets and switches. In order to activate these screens or switches, a conductive material need to come into close proximity. Many use their...
assistive-tech  stylus  capacitivetouch  diy 
14 days ago
Smoke and Mirrors - entanglednow - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Moriarty - no, that's not who he is any more - Jim looks strangely thin like this. There are angles to him that weren't there before. His neck looks longer,…
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17 days ago
Kangaroo - Rhyolight - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
The events leading up to the raid had been more brutal than usual, so Lestrade had taken the precaution of bringing SCO19 with them. The Met’s armed unit were,…
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17 days ago
Holding Out [Arms] for a Hero - Rhyolight - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Benedict had sat the among the BAFTA nominees before, several times in fact; but the congratulations had come to others. His joy for them had been completely…
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17 days ago
Tiny Lights in the Darkness - Rhyolight - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Molly saw Sherlock heading for the door. He looked sad, which meant that he didn’t think anyone could see him. For once he was probably right about John, but…
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17 days ago
in lieu of life: hesychasm
Writing my remix fic was a good experience in that I'm quite happy about the work I did (and I was on time! hah!) and was glad to get some writing done. But it…
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17 days ago
and now, the shipping forecast - Raven (singlecrow) - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
November Lestrade knocks violently one Tuesday evening, throws himself down in an armchair and says, "Why the fuck haven't you moved out, then?" John's on…
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17 days ago
Strange Horizons - Fifty Years in the Virtuous City By Leo Mandel
The first time Suhela Mullick takes any notice of Amrita Karim she has just mixed up Varahamihira and Mahavira and Amrita has raised her hand and put her right.…
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19 days ago
The Future of Work: The Third Petal, by Nisi Shawl | WIRED
Bridie held the dropper centered over her left eye and couldn’t see it. She tried shifting it right. Better. But the sparkling whiteness of her blind spot had…
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23 days ago
Acceptable Behaviour - bbcatemysoul - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
The night before, when John had gently tugged the violin and bow from Sherlock's fingertips and proceeded to spend the rest of the evening patiently and…
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5 weeks ago
A Personal History of the “T-word” (and some more general reflections on language and activism) | Whipping Girl
[note added January, 2017: This essay now appears as a chapter in my third book Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism ] Important…
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5 weeks ago
Social Media Sharing Buttons. No JavaScript. No tracking. Super fast and easy.
Super fast and easy Social Media Sharing Buttons. No JavaScript. No tracking.
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6 weeks ago
spreading wide my narrow Hands to gather Paradise - greywash - Original Work [Archive of Our Own]
Maura wakes up with the sharp stab of light from the dawn through the front window, hitting the toaster, reflecting into the sink, and driving directly into her…
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6 weeks ago
Sanctuaryfest - yhlee (etothey) - The Murderbot Diaries - Martha Wells [Archive of Our Own]
During my escape from Corporation Rim, I discovered something even better than Rise and Fall of Sanctuary Moon . It happened on the fourth day out, while the…
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6 weeks ago
The Ship Who Vidded - actonbell - The Murderbot Diaries - Martha Wells [Archive of Our Own]
"Granted, I liked the imaginary people on the entertainment feed way more than I liked real ones, but you can't have one without the other." - All Systems Red…
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6 weeks ago
#101: "An Inevitable Conclusion; But With Makeouts" - Raven (singlecrow) - The Murderbot Diaries - Martha Wells [Archive of Our Own]
After the PreservationAux Survey SecUnit – which she refuses, she categorically refuses, to call 'Murderbot' - makes a run for it beyond the limits of the…
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6 weeks ago
Need to Know - Beatrice_Otter - The Murderbot Diaries - Martha Wells [Archive of Our Own]
"Good morning, Biruni, how are you feeling?" It was not the first verbal question ever directed at me, but it was the first to give me pause. Did I have…
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6 weeks ago
Pardon my French - archea2 - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Chapter 1 Chapter Text In water, you can see your own face; But drink wine, and you'll see a friend's heart. (French proverb) It all begins with a closed case.…
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6 weeks ago
Discretion Advised
This one took me a while. Sorry. I had a minor freakout after Part II and also had to write a whole bunch of fanfic. Once again, this information is intended…
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6 weeks ago
Discretion Advised
Earlier today I spent a nontrivial amount of time researching a bakery in London to find out (a) what sort of seating they have and (b) if they have forks. It…
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6 weeks ago
Discretion Advised
So, here is part two of that thing I started last night about drugs and addiction. Part three will be on rehab and recovery. Once again, this information is…
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6 weeks ago
“Whatever’s your darkest question, you can ask me.”  — The California Sunday Magazine
On a winter morning, Anna* walked the aisles of an herbal-medicine store, picked up a bottle each of blue cohosh and black cohosh, along with a plastic bag of…
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6 weeks ago
absolutedestiny | Cheap Big Media Hosting - A Guide
So morgandawn asked me to write up this guide as it may be helpful to people who: Create fan art that needs hosting before being able to post on ao3 or other…
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7 weeks ago
Why do the temperamentally blessed sail through life’s storms? | Aeon Essays
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know that I was vulnerable. From childhood on, I felt stress as acutely as a needle puncture – the familiar tightness in…
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7 weeks ago
The Link Between Inflammation and Depression – Member Feature Stories – Medium
We all know depression. It touches every family on the planet. Yet we understand surprisingly little about it. This dawned on me in an acutely embarrassing way…
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7 weeks ago
On the Design of Women’s Spaces – Kat Marchán – Medium
Kat Marchán Sep 26, 2016 First of all: I’m a non-binary woman. That means “woman” is a label that is significant to me, that I hold on to, and that I identify…
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7 weeks ago
keith’s mom has got it going on
After several months of reading and writing in Marvel fandom, I decided that I wanted to write a primer on trauma from the perspective of being a trauma…
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7 weeks ago
Down caret
Getting laid. A first fight. Scoring the winning shot. These teenage rites of passage, especially for boys, and most especially for white boys, have been the…
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7 weeks ago
How to Align Images Side-by-Side Using HTML | Owlcation
How to Align Images Side-by-Side Using HTML Updated on December 8, 2014 Use HTML and CSS to Build a Photo Gallery In page one of this tutorial, How to Align…
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8 weeks ago
Mock Paginate
Script to create pseudo-pagination on megathreads
metafilter  userscripts  pagination  megathreads 
8 weeks ago
The Unit of Caring - load-bearing
load-bearing Sometimes people hit a place in their life where things are going really well. They like their job and are able to be productive at it; they have…
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8 weeks ago
Catapult | Mourning My Lost Dark as a Blind Artist | M. Leona Godin
This is A Blind Writer’s Notebook , a monthly column by M. Leona Godin about her experiences as a writer and the monolithic trope of blindness. The first time I…
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8 weeks ago
staranise | Coders, please help?
How do you escape spaces in tag names when passing them as an argument to the tag flag on this thing?
how2  search  python  searching  jargon  coding 
8 weeks ago
and the rivers shall give up their dead - Raven (singlecrow) - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
A large, perfectly-formed drop of water lands on the back of John's neck. He feels it progress all the way down, under the cotton of his T-shirt into the small…
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8 weeks ago
what are our ways of being true to each other
Don’t pull the ladder up after you. So often, the moment an underprivileged group gains a tiny bit of social acceptance, they perch on that tenuous ledge and…
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9 weeks ago
The Science of What Makes Pain So Personal – The New Inquiry
By Lorraine Boissoneault The measurement of pain has long plagued doctors. It seems like an intractable problem: Pain is subjective, felt only by the sufferer,…
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9 weeks ago
One Atom of Justice, One Molecule of Mercy, and the Empire of Unsheathed Knives – Alexandra Rowland – Optimistic Indie Roleplaying
They have built an empire of lies Where the dead beneath are buried twice To better feed the living above And you can keep the teeth of hunger off your own neck…
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9 weeks ago
Blue Ruiner — gins: you should probably tell me not to write a...
gins : you should probably tell me not to write a navel gazey tumblr essay about warnings between now and when you get home hbbo : ahahahahahaha now why would I…
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9 weeks ago
Catapult | Catapult | When People See Your Blindness as Superhuman, They Stop Seeing You as Human | M. Leona Godin
So I felt vindicated, excited, and inspired when I read the perceptual psychologist Lawrence Rosenblum’s See What I’m Saying, in which we find the seemingly fantastic feats of the super blind alongside related abilities of the general population, though to a lesser extent, due mainly to lack of incentive and practice. A blind person has more reason to exploit her human echolocation skills than a sighted person, but that does not mean these skills are superpowers. As Rosenblum demonstrates, what we often take as superpowers are really just expansions of what humans do unconsciously all the time: “Our less-conscious brains are absorbing a profusion of sights, sounds, and smells using processes that seem superhuman. While psychologists have long known that our sensory systems can take in information without our awareness, new research is showing that entire perceptual skills are occurring this way. These implicit perceptual abilities are allowing our less-conscious brains to have all the fun.”

I find the idea that all of us have unconscious faculties ready to be exploited very comforting. It challenges the stereotype of the super blind by suggesting that, if given the chance, we can all develop extraordinary powers. This is particularly important for blind people, who are often confronted with outlandish expectations.
blindness  supercrip  daredevil  writing  echolocation  firstperson  disablism  mobility 
9 weeks ago
The Future Will be Technical
Modern Design():
Web companies are becoming more complex, intrusive, intertangled, and degrading to humans. But their sites are getting so much simpler to use!

In the modern web, optimal progress is made when there's something else you no longer have to do, regardless of if you didn't mind doing it.

The optimal onboarding process is one where the user already has an account before they've even visited the page.

The optimal search engine knows what you are searching for before you ...
technology  federateddistributed  futurefandom  fandomfuture 
9 weeks ago
Kindle Comic Converter
Kindle Comic Converter is an app that allows you to transform your PNG, JPG, GIF, CBZ, CBR and CB7 files into EPUB or MOBI format e-books. Preparing comics and manga for your E-Ink device was never easier.

KCC was initially developed for Kindle but currently it outputs valid EPUB 3.0 and CBZ so despite its name, KCC is tool that every E-Reader owner can happily use.
kindle  epub  comix  converter  mobi  azw  cbz  cbr  gif  cb7 
10 weeks ago
A Soap Label To Save The World From Future Hitlers – The Establishment
Emanuel Bronner didn’t just want to make soap. He wanted to unite the world. For a five year old, the lectures were long and interminable. “I would be sitting…
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10 weeks ago
Opinion | Rewriting the Old Disability Script - The New York Times
disability Rewriting the Old Disability Script We changed queer literature, and the world, by writing our own stories. With disability, we can do it again. Dr.…
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10 weeks ago
if there’s one thing I’ve learned in 20-some-odd years in fandom, it’s that I should not be writing this post - greywash - No Fandom [Archive of Our Own]
if there’s one thing I’ve learned in 20-some-odd years in fandom, it’s that I should not be writing this post by greywash Fandoms: No Fandom, Sherlock (TV),…
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10 weeks ago
WebAIM: Using VoiceOver to Evaluate Web Accessibility
Using VoiceOver to Evaluate Web Accessibility You are here: Home > Articles > Using VoiceOver to Evaluate Web Accessibility Article Contents Introduction…
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10 weeks ago
Give new life to old extensions in Safari 12 - Six Colors
Among yesterday’s barrage of updates was a seemingly minor one: Safari 12. While the most notable news of Apple’s latest browser might have been the…
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10 weeks ago
soc_puppet | Let's not lose these...
Websites recommended by Shakers for gluten-free and vegan dessert recipes, for my upcoming trials in Baking for Dietary Restrictions. First three are strictly gluten-free, next two are gluten-free and vegan, everything after those is strictly vegan.
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10 weeks ago
I Failed At Being A Nun Because I Had Too Much Self-Esteem | Thought Catalog
Yes, I was a nun. A Roman Catholic nun. With the outfit and everything. For a while, when I admitted this sordid fact, the casual conversant would ask, “Like…
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11 weeks ago
How concepts of feminism makes me a better tester -Part 1 - Women Testers
Introduction This article is based on Eeva Pursula’s talk at the Agile Testing Days (Potsdam, Nov. 13. 2018). It sums up her realizations on how feminist…
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11 weeks ago
Don’t Love Your Body? You Can Still Take Care Of It!
Don’t Love Your Body? You Can Still Take Care Of It! For a while now, folks working in queer health have talked about how we need to love our bodies so we can…
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11 weeks ago
Better Together - respoftw - Stargate Atlantis [Archive of Our Own]
Rodney woke to the screaming of his legs, the pounding of his head and the strangely pleasant counterpoint of someone else’s fingers tangled with his own.…
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11 weeks ago
Into the blue again, after the money's gone
Into the blue again, after the money's gone Thanks to Spike for beta. John had done this before, of course--winding down the expedition, reallocating forces and…
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11 weeks ago
isis | wednesday reads n' things
. It turns out Amazon is now using .kfx, which is not easily convertible, and the solution recommended by mobileread forums was to make sure my virtual Kindle is set to not automatically update to the latest version, uninstall the current Kindle-on-PC program, delete all the files in My Kindle Content, then find, download, and install an older version (1.17) which still uses .azw. It was a pain, but I did it, and now I can buy Amazon books again and convert them to read on my preferred reader, r...
kindle  azw  mobi  kfw  drm  workaround 
11 weeks ago
Where Vim Came From
I recently stumbled across a file format known as Intel HEX. As far as I cangather, Intel HEX files (which use the .hex extension) are meant to makebinary…
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12 weeks ago
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick? - The New York Times
Credit Photo illustration by Paul Sahre Skip to contentSkip to site index Feature New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect —…
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12 weeks ago
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