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“The one argument for accessibility that doesn’t get made nearly often enough is how extraordinarily better it makes some people’s lives.”

Steve Krug

It looks as though Still Emily will be made available in Audio/Braille/Large Print format – yippee!

This is a definite ‪#‎everydayrainbows‬ moment.

As someone who knows what it is like to struggle with inaccessibility, I know how much it means when I am able to access things.

Recently, someone who has impaired vision told me that she really wanted to read Still Emily.

And she thought that maybe, if she used her strongest magnifying glass and strained to see the pages through it, she might just be able to make out most of the words.

I was moved more than I can say.

I told her there was a possibility that the book would be made available in a way that she could access it.

The joy on her face lit up the room.

Maybe I’d better wear sunglasses when I tell her that the possibility has become a probability has become a definite….

Can’t wait.