next time someone needs a demonstration of the cut curb effect (e.g. how even the most selfish ablebodied people should want accessibility measures, because what is necessary for a disabled person is often really nice to have if you're ablebodied - for example, a cut curb may be there to make something accessible for people in wheelchairs, but if you're pushing a grocery cart or baby stroller they're also really handy), may i suggest: this meme
@wigglytuffitout image description:
pie chart: Why I use subtitles
~10% because i can't understand the language
~10% because there are too many accents and slang
~80% because i'm gonna eat chips
@wigglytuffitout Why might I want a libre typeface used exclusively for a never-actually-used sign language writing system?
To display a unicode middle finger that actually renders on peoples screens!
@wigglytuffitout Yes, though care needs to be taken to avoid situations like elevators and buses (stairs and walking are often faster), or stickykeys (where the first interaction is near-universally of it breaking things)
• because actors aren't articulating
• because ambient noises are mixed in too loudly
but yes, mostly snacks ;)
@wigglytuffitout > because we have the sound turned kind of low so as not to wake the kids up.
You never appreciate all of the accessibility features until you don't have any. The cut curb is a good example of physical cues that modify your unconscious behavior.
I went from Texas, where accessibility is the norm, to the Northeast US where they don't have accessible facilities. What a difference. I'll trip on the sidewalk due to a sudden elevational change or cross a hidden street without looking for traffic.
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