Monday, August 27, 2018

QWERTY madness

Touch me
London, ON
August 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
At first glance, it's just a keyboard. Qwerty layout, Lenovo ThinkPad, backlit, with the little red nubbin. Like millions just like it.

To a writer, though, it's a tool, the channel through which you get to create. Just put your fingers there, close your eyes, and wait for the magic to happen. Before long, letters get shaped into words, sentences, paragraphs, whatever. Do your job right and people can be moved. Lives changed, even

Most of us take it for granted that we'll be able to use these mundane tools of digital life, but accessibility challenges mean some of us simply can't. I'm one of the lucky ones: I got that ability back. And not a day goes by that I'm not thankful.

Your turn: What are YOU thankful for?

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