An awesome thing happened this past Saturday night, for the first time in history an NHL game was broadcast in an aboriginal language. The National Hockey League teamed up with aboriginal broadcaster APTN to deliver both play-by-play and colour commentary in Plains Cree. While I am a male of European heritage, I live in Treaty … Continue reading Inclusive Languages
Photo by Matt Hardy from Pexels “When one man drinks while another can only watch, Doomsday follows.” – Turkish Proverb I was recently involved in a conversation online where I was accused of making social issues into emergency management issues. My immediate response was "Yup, because they are!" Emergency Management and Social Justice interact in ways that are … Continue reading The Intersection of Emergency Management and Social Justice
I am working on a project that centers around people with disabilities, and how they access and use websites. I am particularly intetested in the use of assistive technologies to make websites more accessible for people with disabilities. If you, or someone you know would like to answer a few questions about this, I would … Continue reading Looking for Help
I have been a fan of The Happy Medic for years, and often find his commentary to be insightful, amusing, and incredibly accurate. I follow him on a couple of different social media websites, and his post from last week about Alexa Alarms got me thinking. As we transition into the new era of the … Continue reading Smart Homes = Safe Homes?