Open-Source Software Making Museums More Accessible

Oftentimes, the process of visiting a museum begins at an institution’s website, and not all of them are accessible to people with disabilities. In fact, several notable NYC institutions’ websites are not readable by visitors with loss of vision. Those museums should take a tip from Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art whose open-source software—a tool that can be added to any website—”seamlessly integrates image descriptions …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Sleeping over at the Louvre, floating cities, what really happened to the dinosaurs and more from around the internet

The UN’s Floating City Concept Presented by a group of designers, architects and engineers at a United Nations roundtable last week, this floating city could be the future of sustainable (and affordable) living. Built in a lily pad-like array of hexagonal platforms, nearly 10,000 citizens could live in this sea-based city, which would float—but also be moored to the ocean floor—just a mile off the …

Broadly’s Gender-Inclusive Stock Photos

After a 2015 Broadly article about tucking inappropriately featured a photo of a cisgender man, the author, Diana Tourjée (now a staff member at the publication and the driving force behind this project) explained why it could be harmful to the trans community. While the choice of image was questionable, it also brought up the larger issue of inclusivity in stock photos—and the fact that …