Accessibility Quotes

Quotes tagged as "accessibility" (showing 1-17 of 17)
Criss Jami
“The role of genius is not to complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Andrei Tarkovsky
“My objective is to create my own world and these images which we create mean nothing more than the images which they are. We have forgotten how to relate emotionally to art: we treat it like editors, searching in it for that which the artist has supposedly hidden. It is actually much simpler than that, otherwise art would have no meaning. You have to be a child—incidentally children understand my pictures very well, and I haven’t met a serious critic who could stand knee-high to those children. We think that art demands special knowledge; we demand some higher meaning from an author, but the work must act directly on our hearts or it has no meaning at all.”
Andrei Tarkovsky

“The lingerie department is the only one that she can reach in her wheelchair. Nevertheless, she is fired the next day because of complaints that a woman who is so obviously not sexually attractive selling alluring nightgowns makes customers uncomfortable. Daunted by her dismissal, she seeks consolation in the arms of the young manager and soon finds herself pregnant. Upon learning
of this news, he leaves her for a
nondisabled woman with a fuller
bustline and better homemaking skills in his inaccessible kitchen.”
Rosemarie Garland Thomson

Steve Krug
“And not just the right thing; it’s profoundly the right thing to do, because the one argument for accessibility that doesn’t get made nearly often enough is how extraordinarily better it makes some people’s lives. How many opportunities do we have to dramatically improve people’s lives just by doing our job a little better?”
Steve Krug, Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

“Now, Woolf calls her fictional bastion of male privilege Oxbridge, so I'll call mine Yarvard. Even though she cannot attend Yarvard because she is a woman, Judith cheerfully applies for admission at, let's call it, Smithcliff, a prestigious women's college. She is denied admission on the grounds that
the dorms and classrooms can't
accommodate wheelchairs, that her speech pattern would interfere with her elocution lessons, and that her presence would upset the other students. There is also the suggestion that she is not good marriage material for the men at the elite college to which Smithcliff is a bride-supplying "sister school." The letter inquires as to why she hasn't been institutionalized.
When she goes to the administration building to protest the decision, she can't get up the flight of marble steps on the Greek Revival building. This edifice was designed to evoke a connection to the Classical world, which practiced infanticide of disabled newborns.”
Rosemarie Garland Thomson

“In America access is always about architecture and never about human beings. Among Israelis and Palestinians, access was rarely about anything but people. While in the U.S. a wheelchair stands out as an explicitly separate experience from the mainstream, in the Israel and Arab worlds it is just another thing that can go wrong in a place where things go wrong all the time.”
John Hockenberry, Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence

Bryant McGill
“Uncommon success is found on the spiritual plane; you can't get there through common convention or following others. Hard work is not enough; many work slavishly-hard for little reward. Intelligence is insufficient; how many educated and brilliant people there are who fail utterly and completely. Goodness is not enough; how many meek and good souls are tilled into the earth like manure by demigods to fertilize their golden crops. There is something more — it is the unseen essential, and everyone has access to it.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

“Making mathematics accessible to the educated layman, while keeping high scientific standards, has always been considered a treacherous navigation between the Scylla of professional contempt and the Charybdis of public misunderstanding.”
Gian-Carlo Rota

Bryant McGill
“You can only access the beautiful world through faith by truthfully embracing beauty and caring.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Bryant McGill
“Any self-realized being has access to the dynamic genius which nature gives all beings.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Bryant McGill
“When one learns to focus energy through surrender and sensitivity, they become free, and can access the expansiveness of endless possibility.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Pawan Mishra
“Easy accessibility gradually tapers engrossment.”
Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

Marcus Österberg
“When speaking of disabilities, the blind and their needs are most often used as an example. It is deceivingly simplistic since accessibility is something most of the population can benefit from.”
Marcus Österberg, Web Strategy for Everyone

Marcus Österberg
“When speaking of disabilities, the blind and their needs are most often used as an example. It is deceivingly simplistic since accessibility is something most of the population can benefit from. We all benefit when we are tired, in bright sunshine with a mobile, are forced to use a gaming mouse with too-high sensitivity or receive the text version of video clips when we have forgotten our earphones and are in a quiet environment.”
Marcus Österberg, Web Strategy for Everyone

“God wants the simplicity and accessibility of Jesus Christ to be your main quality”
Sunday Adelaja

Willa Cather
“Ah, he thought, for one who cannot read--or think--the Image, the physical form of Love!”
Willa Cather

Reni Eddo-Lodge
“It [feminism] needs to recognise that disabled people aren’t inherently defective, but rather that non-disabled people have failed at creating a physical world that serves all.”
Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race