Why don’t the worlds of mainstream tech and accessibility tech ever seem to collide? Shelly Brisbin, who keeps one foot in each, wants to know. She and her guests from both worlds chew over the news and trends of the day, mixing in an accessibility perspective.



Latest Episodes

#88: How Hard Could XCode Be?

November 22nd, 2023 · 49 minutes

How a young entrepreneur turned her own technology need into an app designed for other people with low-vision.

#87: A Fish On Your Washing Machine

October 10th, 2023 · 68 minutes

What's the significance of Apple's iPhone 15 lineup, from an accessibility point of view?

#86: An Immigrant in the Country of the Blind

September 13th, 2023 · 54 minutes

Andrew Leland's memoir "The Country of the Blind" tells a story about his ongoing journey into vision loss. It's also a history of blindness, and blindness tech, with stops along the way to unpack the literary deployments of vision loss by other writers.

#85: AI Will Not Fix Accessibility

July 20th, 2023 · 44 minutes

Even before ChatGPT brought AI into the mainstream, companies touted it as a way to make web sites accessible – a magic bullet that meant web devs could skip the accessibility checks normally done by humans. But it doesn't work like that.

#84: Now that We've Had Some Time to Process...

June 20th, 2023 · 47 minutes

My colleagues from the Maccessibility Roundtable join me for a conversation about Apple's Vision Pro and accessibility. We still don't know a lot, but be know more than we did an hour after the WWDC keynote.

#83: AI, AI, IO

May 23rd, 2023 · 59 minutes

Taking a look back at this year's Google I/O events, with an eye toward accessibility. Our favorite followers of the Goog are back! We talk AI, Android, Pixel phones and tablets, and how Google does its spectacle.

#82: Entirely Individualistic Low-Vision Girl

May 18th, 2023 · 78 minutes

This week, Apple previewed accessibility features coming to the Mac and iOS. It's an annual event, which is cool. Want to know more about what Apple discussed and how these new features fit in with the existing accessibility suite? We've got you!

#81: Tools and Tips for Mobile App Developers

April 25th, 2023 · 48 minutes

iOS developer Rob Whitaker returns to Parallel for a chat about APIs and tools developers can use to make their mobile apps more accessible.

#80: When Success Means Buying A Smaller Suit

April 11th, 2023 · 43 minutes

We're talking about Apple's fitness offering from an accessibility perspective with a Fitness+ user, and someone who has worked on Apple accessibility teams.

#79: Story Book

March 29th, 2023 · 27 minutes

Ten iOSes ago, I wrote a book called iOS Access for All. Here's how it has evolved over the years.