Author: Nat

  • I made an album

    I made an album

    Update The album is now live on iTunes, YouTube, Google Play and Amazon Music! So the last thing I posted was about starting to make music. Well, not only did I start, but I finished my first EP. You can check out the whole album on my music page and pick up the album on…

  • Music Making, Booty Shaking

    Music Making, Booty Shaking

    I’ve been looking for different ways to handle my stress lately. I’ve really gotten into knitting as a zen method. But I’ve also started getting into making music. I’m trying to relearn guitar and piano (which is not stress reducing) and I’ve begun to play around with DJ setups.

  • Bathroom Bills are Bullshit

    Bathroom Bills are Bullshit

    Content Warning The following post contains some traumatic and triggering scenarios. There is foul language and references to body parts. North Carolina just made it a law that transgender people will no longer be able to use bathrooms in state owned buildings. It’s only slightly more nuanced than that, but the reality is that implementing…

  • Joining a New Team of Accessibility Professionals

    Joining a New Team of Accessibility Professionals

    The last two and half months have been quite an adventure. During this time I applied to work with over 50 companies. I conducted interviews with 28 of them. I went to multiple rounds of interviews with a dozen; and 8 went as far as doing whatever the company used as a technical gauge or…

  • A Way to Express Oppression

    A Way to Express Oppression

    Social media is a tool that can be used for great good (rallying rebellion and protests against tyranny), great evil (rallying mobs to harass people), or plain fun (cat gifs). Most of us using social media will surround ourselves with people we want to communicate with. A lot of times, these people have the same…

  • How to Write About Accessibility

    How to Write About Accessibility

    Over the last year or so, there have been a lot of people starting to take accessibility seriously, which I love. Accessibility is showing up in blog posts, Github repos, frameworks, and styleguides. But sometimes the way they write about it minimizes the impact that a disability can have on an individual trying to get…

  • Open Letter to Stewart Butterfield

    Yesterday, Stewart Butterfield of Slack emailed his team letting them know that the San Francisco office would be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I think this is brilliant. He makes a good case for why more companies should be closed and we need to continue the fight for civil rights. These…

  • You Need Accessibility Testing

    This probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard it. Somewhere along the line somebody asked you how well your site or application works for people that are blind. You probably mumbled something along, “They don’t use our stuff,” or maybe, “I don’t know, does it matter?” The short answer is, yes it matters. And you…

  • Naming Things is Hard

    On October 13th, I posted on here about the fact that I’m genderfluid & non-binary. At the time that was all I was willing to post. However, over the last couple months I have realized that my birthname isn’t one I’m comfortable with. So I picked a new one.

  • Hello World

    This isn’t an easy post for me to write. I hadn’t planned on writing it yet, but then on October 2nd, 2015 I gave a talk and while I knew what is in my slides, I didn’t realize I was outing myself while I was speaking. I guess I was just in the zone. This…