Ending picture poverty, and EV chargers’ energy battle

—Chancey Fleet

In 2020, within the midst of the pandemic lockdown, my husband and I purchased a home in Brooklyn and determined to reimagine and rebuild the inside. He taught me a couple of key architectural symbols and earlier than lengthy I used to be drawing my very own ideas, working towards a shared imaginative and prescient of the house we ultimately designed.

It’s a commonplace story, aside from one key issue: I’m blind, and I’ve made it my mission to make sure that blind New Yorkers can create and discover photos. As a blind tech educator, it’s my job—and my ardour—to introduce blind and low-­imaginative and prescient patrons to instruments that assist them transfer by means of each day life with autonomy and ease.

For blind readers, learners, and creators, tactile graphics—photos rendered legible by contact—open up the world of spatial communication. And although the technical limitations concerned in making these graphics are important, lack of entry and even consciousness is a bigger drawback. Learn the complete story.

This story is from the forthcoming print version of MIT Expertise Evaluation, and this one’s all about accessibility. When you haven’t already, subscribe to be sure you don’t miss out on future tales—entry begins from simply $80 a yr.

Within the conflict of the EV chargers, it’s Tesla vs. everybody else

Tesla is thought for its supercharging community, which it started constructing over a decade in the past. Within the US, it’s larger than all different such networks mixed, with simply over 19,000 quick chargers put in, in contrast with simply over 15,000 from all different operators.

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