The Bellinghman (bellinghman) wrote,
The Bellinghman

ACM 0 - Breathtaking stupidity 1

I'm a member of the ACM - the Association for Computing Machinery. Among other benefits, every month, I receive a nicely printed magazine containing relevant articles.

I just received an email inviting me to read the latest issue online. So I clicked the link, and went to the website, expecting to see a bunch of PDFs or the like.

Oh no, that's way too sane for them.

No, the page I see is built up out of tiled bitmaps of print. If I zoom in, instead of easily readable large-font text, I get blown up pixelated images.

The headline story? "A Blind Person's Interactions with Technology". Oh, the irony of delivering that article in a way that so neatly denies a blind person, even one with a screen reader.

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