access

Design Bias

Mammogram Machines Can Make You ‘Feel Like You’re from Another Planet’ When You’re Disabled

Physical structures and clinic access are only a piece of the cancer screening problem for people with disabilities.
Rose Eveleth
7.18.18
Nightlife

The Highs and Lows of Clubbing With a Physical Disability

People with disabilities want to have just as fun of a night out as everyone else, but 40 percent of venues in the UK don't even have handicap bathrooms.
Amelia Abraham
8.14.17
right-to-die

Doctor-Assisted Dying Has Been ‘Normalized’ in Canada in Just One Year

At Canada’s biggest hospital network, 19 patients had a medically assisted death in 2016-17.
Kate Lunau
5.24.17
canada problems

Here's How to Make Canadian Phone Bills Cheaper

But CRTC is against it.
Jordan Pearson
3.2.17
News

The Canadian Government’s Plan to Sell New Spying Powers to Citizens

The proposed measure has been defeated again and again.
Jordan Pearson
10.5.16
6 Days to Cert

A Note About Access to Microsoft

How and why went to see how 'Gears of War 4' was submitted to cert.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
10.3.16
Luxury Week

I Went to a Therapist for the Wealthy to Find Out How Rich People Deal

There are lots of barriers to mental health care: is money to golden ladder that allows you to climb over them?
Kaleigh Rogers
9.27.16
Germany

‘Godspots’ Cometh, But Can Free Wi-Fi Save Christianity in Germany?

Five hundred years after the Protestant Reformation, churches in former East Germany have a plan to lure lapsed Christians back to the pews.
Eliot Stein
7.5.16
Canada

Toronto Gets Its Own Free, Encrypted Mesh Network

Free internet for all.
Brennan Doherty
4.27.16
Australia

Is High-Speed Internet a Basic Right? Canada Is Debating That Now

Internet access is still spotty in rural and Northern Canada.
Amanda Roth
4.11.16
Design Bias

The Inherent Bias of Facial Recognition

The fact that algorithms can contain latent biases is becoming clearer and clearer. And some people saw this coming.
Rose Eveleth
3.21.16
Health

Abortion Advocates Are Suing Only Canadian Province That Doesn’t Allow Abortions

Despite abortion’s legal status across Canada, Prince Edward Island has maintained a strict policy of sending women outside the province to receive abortion services, which the province then pays for.
Hilary Beaumont
1.5.16
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