On February 03, The Unofficial Apple Webblog (TUAW) was shuttered by parent company AOL. By February 9, former TUAW staffers David Caolo, Steven Sande and Kelly Hodgkins had put their creative minds together and launched Apple World Today (AWT) to continue the tradition of reporting on Apple-related news TUAW was known for.
Around the time TUAW was being shut down, I reached out to Steven Sande to offer my condolences for TUAW’s demise. He informed me about his team’s intentions to launch AWT and I offered to cover Apple accessibility for the new site, an offer the AWT team excitedly accepted.
Since February 16, I have been operating the weekly accessibility-related column at AWT. This has not and will not affect my work on the Solo-DX, AirBraille or any other AccessibilityHound project. Rather, this is a continuation of the apple-related reviews previously published by AccessibilityHound and the VIPBC group before it.
For me, writing about Apple accessibility has always been about sharing knowledge about technology that is mainstream but yet designed and built to be used by all. The AWT team’s offer meets and exceeds this goal by providing an opportunity to showcase Apple’s universally designed technologies on a mainstream blog that very clearly cares about connecting all of its readers with well-written, relevant and informative Apple-related news.
I look forward to continuing to delight the faithful readers of my Apple-related accessibility articles at this column’s new AWT home, and once again thank David, Steve and Kelly for the opportunity to join such an exciting team.
Please note: This announcement only affects my coverage of Apple accessibility. All other topics, including audio description, open-source and others, will continue to be covered here at AccessibilityHound.
Apple World Today Columnist and Chief Technology Officer at AccessibilityHound