A Universe of Universal Design

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What is Universal Design? Universal design in the broadest sense is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability. This takes place most noticeably in the physical world, with building and public… Read more »

What is Digital Accessibility?

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What is Digital Accessibility?   More frequently, we hear the term digital accessibility, but what does digital accessibility mean? “Digital accessibility is the ability of a website, mobile application or electronic document to be easily navigated and understood by a wide range of users, including those users who have visual, auditory, motor or cognitive disabilities”… Read more »

More Than Just Babies & Puppies: Home Movies as Historical Documents

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  For some of us, just the memory of a neighbor or colleague dragging out a projector to show their family’s road trip or Hawaiian vacation is enough to send us into full-blown fight-or-flight mode with nightmares of jittery camera work, out-of-focus babies, and never ending “majestic” landscapes shot from the car. It might call… Read more »

Visualizing Repetition in Music

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Repetitive lyrics in pop songs has always been a sore spot for the music snobs of the world. But is repetitiveness really a negative thing? How present are these repetitive trends anyways? And how can we begin to measure or visualize the repetitiveness in songs? Colin Moris set out to answer some of these questions by… Read more »

What Are Twitter Bots and Why Do They Matter?

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Any avid internet user or enthusiast is sure to have seen of, heard of, or interacted with bots in their time between looking at memes and cat videos. Maybe even during. (CleverBot) Bots are more widespread and impactful in internet spaces than ever before. And this is especially true on platforms like Twitter, which provide easily… Read more »