In my last post I mentioned that June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. After, I began physical therapy with a PT who specializes in headaches, and stayed overnight in a sleep lab. That visit confirmed my sleep apnea and need to look into Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines and CPAP alternatives. There have been other big accessibility topics this month.
- June is also Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness (PTSD) Month. With June 27th being National PTSD Awareness Day. The holiday was founded by the U.S. Senate in 2010.
- Delta Is Making It Easier for Wheelchair Users to Travel With New Seat Design. The design would allow travelers who use a powered wheelchair to remain in their own wheelchairs during flights.
- Dark Patterns: FTC Takes Action Against Amazon for Enrolling Consumers in Amazon Prime Without Consent and Sabotaging Their Attempts to Cancel
- How tactile graphics can help end image poverty. Access to rich imagery shouldn’t be something that blind or low-vision people have to do without. These projects are helping.
- Dana Randall, a fan of AI, attempted to use Midjourney to generate accessible color palettes. The verdict? AI and Midjourney aren’t quite there yet.
- In new-to-me news, I came across Japan’s Restaurant of Mistaken Orders. “A slightly unusual restaurant that was created to promote understanding of dementia and to spread kindness all over the world.” The idea caught on in England. The British version is The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes and became a reality TV show.