A friend of mine is teaching a college class and wants to make sure they are engaging and accommodating a mostly nonverbal student.

It's an in-person class, and they don't have access to details about what this means specifically, but wanted to make sure they had someone with personal experience helping them research possible accommodations. They will pay for your time and expertise.

Soooo who knows or thinks they can find resources or information on how to make sure an in-person class is accessible? Please share this for better reach. I would especially love to be able to refer them to someone who is personally nonverbal.

I will reply to this with the exact text of their request.

@actuallyautistic

#ActuallyAutistic
#nonverbal

PSA: If you use Twitter to sign in to stuff, you should double check you have another way to get in to those accounts asap. With Twitter charging ??? for API access next week, you have no way of knowing whether the apps you use are going to pay that.

@joelgoodman Mmm. Interesting. I don’t like black licorice (I think Jason does?) but I’m team mostly everything else. @woodwardjd

I bought the Econyl Gray and it’s beautiful. I wanted to buy the Rose but was afraid it would show dirt easier. Really happy with the gray.

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FYI I ended up buying this one (I happened to catch it on sale for around $100) and I friggin love it. It supports the weight of my stuff much better (makes it feel lighter). pacsafe.com/products/citysafe-

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For the first time since COVID began, I'm heading back to Los Angeles for a visit! I decided to go all in and rent a place for 3 weeks. I'll be working, exploring, and meeting up with LA-based (and non-LA-based) friends. So, starting Monday, prepare yourself for photos and glee! ♥️

@patrick_h_lauke Exactly. Now what will probably happen is a bunch of folks just wanting to change the focus outline color. Which is much preferable to what folks have been trying to do.

Really excited about the new 2.4.11 guideline in 2.2.

It basically requires front-end web devs and designers to stop changing default focus styles and provide an obvious focus appearance.

Trying to convince folks to not change default focus appearance is something I spend a large amount of my time doing as an online accessibility consultant.

So glad to soon have some backup from the WCAG.

w3.org/WAI/standards-guideline

Announcement: I have three brand new talks for your 2023 event. On offer: tech and design #ethics, cloud-based and AI-based development tools, and how to navigate our AI-powered future.

Ping me if you want me at your event, and share my speaker page if you want an event you're attending to bring me in as a speaker!

mor10.com/speaking/

#ai

I’m looking for a new travel work backpack. Something that can hold my laptop and a few accessories.

Anyone seen anything cool recently? Have any recommendations?

I'm very interested in anti-theft design but not required.

🙌 I'm so excited to add this staff position at HighEdWeb!

The assistant executive director will lead and help implement sponsorship, membership and marketing/communications efforts.

membership.highedweb.org/job/a

@reedpiernock the Last Bookstore is great! I can’t wait to visit all my old haunts. DTLA is great. Lots of great restaurants.

I haven’t been to Los Angeles since before COVID and have booked a three week trip next month and I. AM. SO. EXCITED! 🥳

@annaecook @ericwbailey So much agreement. Self-proclaimed experts are almost always a red flag.

@kait You definitely feel me. It is tough, but my overall physical health and fitness is more important than my dream to play hockey. I like to run and that's taken a big hit over the last year. I haven't been able to really exercise since thanksgiving. And I really need fitness to help with some hormonal issues I have. I can't take the risk that this trend will continue.

About a year ago, I moved even further north and dreamed a dream to play ice hockey.

Started an ice hockey class in March. While practicing my ice skating outside of class, I injured my shoulder. Had to quit hockey class and do months of PT.

With my shoulder as good as it was gonna get, started an ice skating class in early November. Sprained my ankle day before Thanksgiving.

Then triggered my shoulder injury over Christmas break.

I think my body is trying to tell me something. 😆

Thought Leaders: "Programming will be obsolete within 5 years. All business software will be generated by AIs"

Actual Businesses: "actually we're mainly still on-premise, running on Windows Server 2003 and VBScript ASP, but our two-year plan to migrate everything into a cloud kicked off in 2015 and we're making steady progress."

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