2 years ago
Today's guest is Chris Hofstader (@gonz_blinko), an accessibility researcher and advocate, as well as an activist for causes such as improving access to information for blind and vision impaired people. His background in computer programming enabled him to be the leader of JAWS, a Windows program that allowed people with a visual impairment to read their screen either through text-to-speech or a refreshable braille display. He's the Managing Member of 3 Mouse Technology. He's also a frequent blogger primarily at chrishofstader.com.
In a discussion of skepticism and favorite podcasts, Chris mentioned a number of great shows, most notably The Pod Delusion to which he was a contributor. Additionally, Chris has also appeared on The Atheist Nomads.
CORRECTION: During this episode, while discussing CAPTCHA, Chris mistakenly said "Wordpress" where he meant "Wikipedia". Astute listeners will have figured this out for themselves as he goes on to mention Jimmy Wales and the WikiMedia Foundation. Chris informs me that Wordpress is, in fact, a "solid ally" to vision impaired people.