I often encounter sites with poor colour contrast between text and background. The client tells me that the colours can’t be changed because they are part of their brand guidelines. A discussion usually follows. Often, I’m able to convince the client that changing the hue of a specific colour on their site will not have a significant impact on their branding. Here are the points I use to explain why there isn’t going to be a significant impact.
This morning, a moving truck was parked on the sidewalk, blocking nearly all of it. Pedestrians were forced to walk sideways like crabs to be able to get through. A mother pushing a stroller was unable to get passed. In a wheelchair, it was also impossible to get through.
I’ve been negotiating employment with a listed company in New York City for over 8 months now. The job involved moving to NYC. This was appealing at the start of the process. The prospect turned less appealing because of the evolving political situation, and also because of the problems with housing and transit in the City for people with mobility impairments. It appears that the job isn’t going to work out after all. I am very disappointed, as I’m sure the company’s folks are as well.
There is a lot of construction in Montreal. We routinely hear about the traffic congestion and the inconvenience construction causes for drivers. We don’t hear as often about the risks for pedestrians, particularly those who have reduced mobility, like myself.
It’s an unpleasant feeling when you experience discrimination because you use a service dog, you complain, and a government employee responds by justifying the actions of the person who discriminated against you.