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A bit of news, and a question for you all

If you all remember the post I published last week about iwriter.com being inaccessible for the blind, this fact still holds true, no matter how many times I visit the site. However, that particular post sparked an interesting freelance job that I truly enjoyed.
Dan Antion, owner of the wordpress blog titled No Facilities, hired me to write an accessibility review for his company’s website. I am here offering the same service to anyone on this blog who has a site they would like me to check out for them. If anyone is interested in hiring me to render this service for your site, please let it be known in the comments below, and I will give you my email address so we can discuss the price you are willing to pay for this service.
Please note, I am not a web designer, therefore I cannot give you suggestions as to how any changes should be made, but I can let you know what works and what doesn’t in order to make your website accessible for the visually impaired. Many people are unaware that these changes are needed to make their sites user friendly for everyone, so I would like to help companies and individuals strive to make their sites accessible for all users.

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The lack of accessibility for the blind where freelance writing sites are concerned

Have you ever seen these freelance writing sites that pay people to write web content, articles and blogs? Well, I have discovered one site in particular that pays writers to write blogposts, ebooks, and articles, including rewriting, articles. However, when I try to submit an article to be approved by the requester, there is no place to submit the article, or paste the text into. Oh the registration process is accessible enough, but you can’t submit your work for payment.
It totally infuriates me when supposedly topnotch sites like oDesk, eLance, and iwriter and writer friendly sites like watpad make trying to be a part of the community or work in their site practically impossible for blind people. Not only that, but when you try to tell them that their site is not screenreader friendly for blind members, and suggest how they can make the site more accessible, they either totally ignore you, or they think that since other people can use the site, they are not required to make it accessible for the blind.
Don’t get me wrong, today’s technology enhancements are very helpful in some ways, but in others, they can be a headache. Please bear with me today, but I am frustrated beyond belief at those who only think of the ease of clicking a mouse rather than making the site easy for all visitors to access.
Please excuse me for venting, but I had to get that frustration off my chest, though maybe I should have saved this for my journal. What do you think? Does anyone know whether there are any accessible writing platforms paid or not for the blind?
On a more positive note, I will have a story published in one of two anthologies that are being put together by the facebook group called get down with the authors. I’ll let you know when the book will be published, and where you can download it for free. We all love a freeby, right? Well, keep your eyes and ears opened for this one!