Australia’s most well-known landmark is so sacred it’s tricky to photograph. This is how Google brought it to Street View.

June 11, 2017

Image: GOOGLE The sacred nature of the iconic landmark Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is lost on many tourists even Australians. That changed this week after Google, working closely with the site’s traditional owners, released interactive imagery of the stunning rock formation and audio of its ancient stories to the world for the first time. The launch of Google Street View and Story Spheres at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park was a result of two years of work and collaboration with the …


6 Subtle Ways Activists Shut Out Asian Americans

May 30, 2017

… western culture still does nothing to prevent judgment. Instead, were then told that we sound/act white, our role in activism may be taken less seriously, and our identities may be erased or invalidated. The model minority myth contributes greatly to this, leading to a perception that Asian Americans are whiter (or simply closer to the standard of whiteness) than other people of color. Not only is this ahistorical as it ignores the systematic oppression that Asian Americans have gone through for …


Apple spotlights how accessible tech helps people with disabilities thrive

… global accessibility policy and initiatives at Apple. “We want more and more people out there to not only see the work we’re doing, but realize the importance of accessibility in general.” The videos showcase users with a wide range of disability identities and experiences from Carlos Vasquez, a blind metal drummer, to Shane Rakowski, a music teacher with hearing loss. “Theres really a depth and breadth to what ‘accessibility’ means.” “You are …

May 19, 2017

Better hair representation could be coming to our emoji keyboards soon

Image: Mashable composite/ Emojipedia Our hair is a big part of our identities. But when it comes to finding an emoji that represents us, there aren’t that many options to choose from. There’s some hope on the horizon. The Unicode Technical Committee just added emoji for curly hair, white hair, red hair, and baldness as candidates for 2018’s Unicode release. If accepted, they could be added to our emoji keyboards mid-2018. SEE ALSO: A redhead emoji is finally in the cards …

May 18, 2017