Weekend Audio: Greetings From The Shoe Thief

Ok, so technically this is last weekend’s audio, but things happen. Things like me coming down with a 3 day flu the next morning, for example. In retrospect I think that’s part of the reason I sound so sleepy here. Part beverages and part impending doom. People have asked for it, and we’ve finally delivered. […]

Brown Paper Pete

A cowboy walks into a bar and orders a whisky. When the bartender delivers the drink, the cowboy asks, “Where is everybody?” “They’ve gone to the hanging,” The bartender replies. “Hanging? Who are they hanging?” “Brown Paper Pete,” the bartender answers. “What kind of a name is that?” the cowboy asks. “Well,” says the bartender, […]

Blind People Want To Know: Where Did The We Count Our Steps Thing Come From

Dear Sighted World: It’s me, a blind fellow. My blind girlfriend and I would like you to answer a question for us, if it’s not too much trouble. This idea that all blind people count every step we take as one of the primary ways of knowing where we are at all times…where did that […]

Uncle Frank

Hi, honey, it’s Daddy,” says Bob. “Is mommy near the phone?” “No, Daddy. She’s upstairs in the bedroom with uncle Frank.” After a brief pause, Bob says, “But you haven’t got an Uncle Frank, honey!” “Yes, I do, and he’s upstairs in the bedroom with Mommy!” “Okay, then. Here’s what I want you to do. […]

The Court Of Appeal Wishes To Confirm That The Federal Government Is Fighting A Losing Battle

The results of the federal government’s ridiculous appeal of the lawsuit Donna Jodhan filed against it over the shameful state of accessibility on its websites have come in, and guess what? It’s Jodhan 2, Feds 0. A Toronto woman’s 2010 legal victory ordering Ottawa to make government websites accessible to the blind within 15 months […]