It looks like the Android V. iOS wars are popping up in the blind community again, so here’s my take. I love free (libre) open source software. I truly do. But free is not automatically better than proprietary,and with regard to iOS V. Android, accessibility is not subjective. We have standards by which to measure the accessibility or lack thereof of software, and while Android has improved, it is not yet at the same level of accessibility as iOS is. While there are some details of accessibility which are subjective, accessibility as a whole as it pertains to the removal of barriers faced by people with disabilities when using software and websites is not subjective. It doesn’t mean different things to different people. As of right now, Android’s accessibility continues to lag behind the accessibility of iOS, and Android users who insist on saying otherwise are fooling themselves.
Dear NFB: Using the government shutdown as a marketing opportunity for your Washington seminar is disgusting. People who work every day to serve this country, often without acknowledgement, have missed a day’s pay and have had to deal with the added stress of not knowing how they were going to keep their families fed or the lights on. And you choose this as a gimmick? You couldn’t possibly sink any lower.