Small Press Expo
Sat-Sun Sept. 19-20
Panel: Creative Collaboration in Comics Collectives, Sat Sept. 19, 12:30-1:30PM
(not exhibiting but I'll be attending all weekend!)
She Geeks Out
Thur Sept. 24, 6pm
New York Comic Con
Thur-Sun Oct. 8-11
New York, NY
Panel: Content Literacy: Teaching STEM with Comics, Thur Oct. 8, 3-4pm
(not exhibiting, attending only on Thur. Oct 8)
Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo
Sat-Sun Oct 17-18
Exhibitor! Buy my comics!
Spotted in the Sunday paper's magazine supplement: a short anecdote about a restaurant offering a menu on which the appetizers are printed in red and the entrees are printed in black, which posed a problem for the writer, who was colorblind. Happily, the restaurant had a special colorblind menu to offer as a replacement.
It's a solution that lets the restaurant keep its color-coded menu, but I would not be surprised if for this one person willing to speak up, there are several other people who weren't willing, whether they were embarrassed, frustrated, or just not up for the attention.
As usual, I don't have much of a point to make. It was just strange that I found myself surprisingly irritated by what was supposed to be a cute little story for the department page of cute stories from the city. Something struck a nerve. How accessible should menus be? They're essentially promotional collateral for restaurants, so natually they should be designed to fit the atmosphere and image. But what if those design choices lead to menus that can't be fully used by people with less than perfect vision?
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