Meet Saqib, a Microsoft dev in London who lost the use of his eyes at age 7. Here’s a neat little profile of his artificial intelligence development work from Microsoft Cognitive Services:
Editor’s note: So here’s a weird thing. After telling Twitter that Offworld needed more articles on ability and accessibility, we received this author’s enthusiastic pitch and encouraged him to write the following piece. After publishing, it was brought to our attention that the author has been involved in some unacceptable behavior on social media, sending harassing Tweets to women in our industry (including our contributors) and signal-boosts people who have attacked us. If we’d known about this, we would not have chosen to work with this author. We’ve edited out links to content from venues associated with harassment, but we’ve elected not to remove the piece as we think it’s full of useful insight.
Truly, though, we live in a weird world if Gamergaters are bragging about having sneaked a constructive and considered article on colorblindness onto our feminist website.
We’re sorry to anyone who was upset by seeing us publish this author. Given that Gamergaters have physically followed me to my speaking engagements and continue to harangue and overshadow my entire professional life for over a year, I’m sure you can understand I sympathize with your offense. Forgive me. — Leigh
Air travel is degrading, stressful, and humiliating enough as it is, so imagine doing it when you can’t get up and walk off the plane.
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