Blogs About Blindness
Since starting Blind Confidential back in January, we have found ourselves quoted and referenced on a number of other blogs and in blindness related mailing lists. Other than an occasional acknowledgement, Blind Confidential has not reciprocated by mentioning any of the other blogs I have found interesting. We do keep an ever growing collection of links to other blogs of interest but rarely say anything about them in my nearly daily articles. Because my wrists hurt from typing a bit too much, I felt that I should lay off the keyboard as much as possible and only do a short entry today. Thus, a blog about blogs I find interesting.
The first link under our heading “Blog Related Links” is “Subscribe to Blind Confidential RSS Feed.” This brings you to a page where you can subscribe to Blind Confidential and, rather than coming to the web site each time you want to read a story, you will automatically receive all new material when you launch your RSS reader. If you come here often, this will make reading BC more convenient.
The other links in this section all point to other blogs. We keep this list in alphabetic order so as not to show any sort of bias. We keep the links in the “Businesses and Organizations” alphabetized for the same reason.
Blind Access Journal, written by Darrell and Karen Chandro “is all about the blind and our quest for the greatest possible access to all the information available in the world around us.” BAJ has new material almost every day and I find it quite informative.
The Desert Skies Podcast talks about, “technology with a twist toward accessibility.” It is run by old friend Jeff Bishop and he updates it frequently. Jeff keeps well informed about issues regarding technology and blindness and brings a nice mixture of the technical and personal to the blogosphere.
The Fred's Head Companion, a blog run by American Printing House for the blind and managed by Michael McCarty has rerun Blind Confidential posts and, on a very frequent basis, discusses issues of interest to people with vision impairments. I like this blog especially because Michael often writes about topics that get far less coverage than the AT debates and technology issues.
Probably the most frequented blog in the blindness world, The Mosen Explosion, may also publish the most eclectic content in the blindness corner of the blogosphere. Jonathon Mosen, who rose to fame as the original host of the popular ACB radio program, “Main Menu” and who now works as a product manager for Humanware brings a lot of insightful commentary about nearly every subject from technology to dishwashing. Jonathon updates his blog numerous times per day and shows great courage by discussing very personal matters that I couldn’t imagine revealing about myself in a public forum. Jonathon, as he always did before, brings us a lot to think about, a lot to read and a lot to listen to.
Peter Korn's Weblog contains, “The collected occasional commentary by Peter Korn, Accessibility Architect at Sun Microsystems, Inc.” If you don’t know Peter, he brings a frenetically genius view to the world of accessibility. Peter doesn’t update his blog too often but his opinions, whether I agree with them or not, always seem to be well considered and come from a long career in the access technology biz.
The most recent addition to our list of interesting blogs, Web Site Accessibility Blog, written by Matt Daly, a great guy who also enjoys salt water fishing, intends to increase “the awareness of Web Site Accessibility and Marketing.” Matt works as a web access and marketing consultant and writes about this important subject as well as other issues related to disability.
The blindness community probably has lots more blogs going and BC would love to add a link to your blog in exchange for one to us. We find our ever growing readership, with quite a lot of hits to the page, a solid number of RSS subscriptions and the republishing and emailing of our content very exciting. We’ve received a lot of fan mail lately which makes us happy and I hope to continue to write articles that amuse, challenge and inform. So, please either write to me directly or post a comment if you would like us to add a pointer to your blog.