Better Late Than Never?

Yeah, I know it’s been a while since the first, and last update… At least I’m back before a whole year past.

It’s been a busy, but exciting year since starting the website though. The YouTube channel is still going strong, and that isn’t about to change. I’ve even been trying a few new types of videos. Last summer, I also started this game streaming thing, and now have a Mixer stream. This too has gone surprisingly well, and I like how Windows 10 makes it easy to start a stream without installing or buying extra software. I’ve also been having some really interesting conversations via Twitter and as a guest on several podcasts episodes. Check out the Projects page for more updated links and information on all that. And it looks like there will be even more podcast appearances to come.

I’m also really excited about an upcoming trip this March. I have been invited, and have accepted, to be a panel member at this year’s Game Accessibility Conference in San Francisco. I will be speaking in a session on video game and VR accessibility for low vision and blind users. I’ve wanted to attend GAConf since its first year, and I’m finally going to make it this year. I think presenting as part of this panel will be fun, but I’m also excited to make some connections with others in the game accessibility field, and game developers themselves. If I get really lucky, maybe I’ll find a contact at Oculus to start having a serious conversation about implementing VR accessibility to games, apps, and the Oculus experience overall.

There are lots of other things going on too, like beta testing apps and games, testing Windows and XBOX stuff as part of the Microsoft Low Vision group, and of course my day job.

That’s about it for this post, and I’ll try to update this section way more often in the future.

Hello World

Hello.  This is my first post to the IllegallySighted blog.  I am currently just experimenting with the creation tools Squarespace has to offer, including a blog section.  Their web creation interface is highly visual, and I'm not sure I'd want to try using it with a screen reader, but I think I'm starting to get the hang of how things work.  

In the future, I don't know how often I will update the blog, but there are times where I find myself wanting to write something rather than doing a video.  Keep checking back, and follow me on Twitter to keep up with any new posts.  

I'm still working on the overall site design, and things will probably stay pretty simple.  I basically took a fairly straight forward template and modified it like craxy, mainly switching things around to a dark theme.  I went with a kind of Steam gray background look, so hopefully everything will appear clearly.  

Anyway, welcome to another IllegallySighted experiment.  I had to get the domain while it was still available, and wanted to do something with it.  Enjoy.