Author Archives: mcourcel

About mcourcel

I work within the Information Technology industry. More precisely, within the accessibility field. Oddly enough, I'm trying out WordPress to evaluate its ease of use and just to tinker with various topics of my choosing.

Video games. Yeah, blind people play them too

Video games have always been somewhat of a passtime for me; especially when I was a teenager during those long Winterpeg months.  Oddly enough, I was always attracted to games with intricate sound environments.  My favorite game was one created … Continue reading

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Acting Blind, It’s A thing!

When it comes to portraying people with disabilities in movies and/or series, it seems like producers are still missing the mark. Just a little caveat on my post. The topic is blind-centric, because that’s what I know. Other disabilities, (both … Continue reading

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Digital Accessibility: A Love / Hate Relationship, Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM

I’m participating in a Digital accessibility round table in Toronto. See description below with a link to the Event bright tickets. It’s opened to the public.  Space is limited.   Digital Accessibility: A Love / Hate Relationship, Wed, Feb 13, … Continue reading

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I Haven’t a Clew

It may seem that I don’t know how to spell, but turns out I found an interesting and intriguing little app. Clew is a way-finding utility that instead of relying on infrastructure such as beacons, uses the camera on the … Continue reading

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It’s all about perspectives

A reaction to a recent article I read. Continue reading

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A True Accessibility Win

Accessibility has always been a challenge for people with disabilities. I’m fortunate to live in the City of Toronto where I have the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, AODA. Enacted in 2005, it is supposed to enhance accessibility within … Continue reading

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Employment for People With Disabilities

For most of who read this, you may already know that I am a blind individual. For those who don’t, surprise! It’s not something I hide, nor can I; what with my cute black lab guide dog. But, when it … Continue reading

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When we design for disability, we all benefit

While recently trolling my social media accounts, I came upon this great Ted Talk.  For those who have worked with me, you’ll know that I’m all about accessibility and usability.  But hearing from me all the time about such topics … Continue reading

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Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention

Being the techno-geek and gadget-hoarder that I fully admit to, the following article rings true for me in so many ways. One of my side-hobbies is to offer my consultative services to various individuals/inventors, so as to comment on their … Continue reading

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Access For All and my involvement

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a PSA for the Rick Hansen Foundation.  Its slogan was Access For All.  But besides the PSA, they also did a blog interview on yours truly.  You can find both the interview and … Continue reading

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