Media Moves

CNET to start covering tech from disabled perspective

October 24, 2016

Posted by Chris Roush

Screen Shot 2016-10-24 at 8.30.54 PMRoger Cheng of CNET writes about the tech news site’s coverage area called Tech Enabled, which focuses on how technology helps disabled consumers.

Cheng writes, “Here at CNET, where we breathlessly jump from writing about Apple’s iPhone 7 one day to trying out Sony’s PlayStation VR the next, we know all too well what it’s like running on that hamster wheel.

“What gets lost at times: the less conventional innovation happening on the periphery of the tech world. These are advances that may only help a small number of people, but they’re the kinds of breakthroughs that can change lives.

“‘Technology is allowing people to do things and access things they could have never imagined before,’ said accessibility consultant Kevin McGuire.

“That’s where our new Tech Enabled series comes in. These stories highlight and chronicle the role that tech plays in meeting the particular needs of the disability community or ensuring that something many of us take for granted — such as simply using a phone — is an option for everyone. The goal is to bring attention to an area that too often gets ignored.”

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