What affordances and limitations does an internet browser have? How do these qualities shape inclusivity, privacy, and aesthetics online? What alternative internets can we imagine?
Lab: Explore different modes of browsing the internet, emphasizing reading and listening.
Tools used: Command Line Interface, Lynx, screen readers.
Please bring laptops (if you have them) and headphones to class!
To be completed for today’s class:
- Listen to Chancey Fleet, “Dark Patterns in Accessibility Tech,” Data & Society, June 5, 2019 <audio: 10:38>.
- See Microsoft’s tips for “making your PowerPoint presentations accessible to people with disabilities.”
- Watch Aimi Hamraie, a disability studies scholar, model these accessibility techniques in her “Making Access Critical: Disability, Race, and Gender in Environmental Design,” University of California, Berkeley (February 25, 2019) <video: 47:21>.
- If you’ve chosen to respond to today’s texts, please post your reading response by 11:59pm the night before class!