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Stella Young: I’m Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much

Earlier tonight, I attended a meeting of the Cork Centre for Independent Living Peer Forum in the Maldron Hotel on John Redmond Street.

Event organiser and Cork CIL Community Employment Supervisor Nicola Meacle was MC for the evening. She screened four short films on the theme of “A Visual Exploration of Disability and Independent Living” and gave a brief introduction to each one. Nicola prefaced I’m Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much (a talk given by Stella Young at TEDxSydney in April, 2014) by breaking the sad news that Stella had recently passed away.

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The Death of Screen Reader Innovation

Chris Hofstader posted this essay on the New Hofstader.com blog in which he argues that screen reader innovation has ground to a halt. The article struck a chord with readers and solicited a huge response. The 50+ mostly positive comments are worth reading. Some strong opinions are expressed. Chris posted a follow-up piece, Screen Reader Failure: Innovation, Deterioration, Despair, 8 days later.