In a matter of weeks, hundreds of millions of us have turned to the internet as our sole source of commerce and communication. Working from home and sheltering in place, we now order our groceries online, we fill our prescriptions online, we speak to our colleagues and our bosses online, we socialize online, and we seek out entertainment online. But imagine if we couldn’t log on and click to order milk or bread, if we couldn’t read the text of an online coursebook, or if the flashing video of a film or commercial caused us physical harm? … [Read more...] about The pandemic revealed the importance of digital accessibility
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Bahnfleth explains that the poor ventilation means that the aerosol contaminant that lingers in the air is able to become more concentrated into a dose large enough to be a threat. The risks are much higher if there is no chance for virus particles in the air to escape through a window or exhaust fan or to get diluted via a high-quality AC system (or air currents outdoors). The AC that was running in the restaurant, Banfleth says, would not pass U.S. standards for commercial spaces, because it didn’t bring in any fresh air from the outside—a key component of code-compliant HVAC systems. … [Read more...] about Will air-conditioning help spread the coronavirus?
A better approach to extend support is to be explicit about what you are offering to support. “Do you need to take a couple days off?” or “Would you like some support on this project?” are offers of support that do not put the burden on the person impacted to provide a solution. Asking “Are you comfortable presenting on Friday?” is better than assuming someone will tell you they are dealing with a lot. … [Read more...] about 6 ways to manage Black employees with dignity and respect
Upcoming advances in testing such as at-home kits that would let you take a pinprick of blood and drop it on a reactive surface can’t help with that larger picture either, although more widespread testing such as the nationwide tracking now underway from the Centers for Disease Control can help define the extent of the problem. … [Read more...] about Here’s what it’s like to get a coronavirus antibody test
“We decided with the first season that was the format that would work best, because it allows for an intimacy with the character,” Schrader says. “And that’s not really something that’s as possible in the documentary structure or third-person perspective.” … [Read more...] about Miss your summer blockbusters? A new podcast charting the rise of James Cameron has you covered