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  • 31st March 2024

The surprising complexity of adding accessible links in JetPack Compose

Links are part of almost every mobile app. They offer access to the terms of service and privacy policy of the app, link to the documentation and occasionally enable navigation within the app. Creating links in JetPack Compose is surprisingly complex, though, and making those links accessible is even harder.

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  • 25th March 2024

On reporting accessibility issues

TalkBack has some serious issues with braille display support. How hard can reporting these issues be? Very hard, it turns out.

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  • 24th March 2024

Many CAPTCHAs are discriminatory

Completely Automated Public Turing tests to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHAs) are the digital equivalent of bouncers, lording over who shall and who shall not pass to whatever it is the CAPTCHA guards. Unfortunately, the assumptions many CAPTCHAs make about what it means to be human are deeply discriminatory and the challenges themselves ineffectual.

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  • 19th November 2023

Why Grok may be particularly dangerous

In spite of his own warnings about the threat artificial intelligence may pose to society and civilisation, Elon Musk recently unveiled Grok. Here is why I think this generative AI model may be particularly dangerous…

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