Author Archives: Brian Rowe

Brian Rowe

Brian Rowe is a professor and techie currently working at Northwest Justice Project as the National Technology Assistance Project Coordinator (, and teaching at University of Washington and Seattle University Law in the areas of information privacy, ethics and social use of information including: accessibility and access to knowledge for all people as a basic human right.

Brian has worked with several nonprofits including Creative Commons, Public Knowledge, KCBA, and Disability Rights Washington. Brian currently serves on the Washington State Access to Justice Board’s Technology Committee, and is on the Faculty Advisory Board for Students for Free Culture.

Connect with Brian online at or through Twitter or (user name Sarterus).

Technology Review

Accessible web design: color contrast

In website design one of the most overlooked aspects is color contrast. Automatic accessibility checkers often fail to spot color based accessibility issues.   The Lighthouse International has one of the best guides out for quickly learning how to spot

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Movie project about autism: “Stay Then Go”

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One of the coolest new ways to fund arts and tech projects,, has recently posted an interesting project to create a movie about a mother and son’s experience living with Autism.  This project Stay Then Go is going …

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Technology Review

Amara, easy tool for making videos accessible

Just recently I came across a great project from the creators of my favorite video player, Miro, That is designed to make video content more accessible,  it is called Amara.  It is a simple free way to add …

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Tips for social media use


This graphic is metallic looking and is mostly words including these: internet, Web 2.0, media technology, blogging, and connectivity.When just starting out in social media you need to focus on the medium and the message.  Social Media is not simply print online, it allows for interaction with your readers and an opportunity to collaborate with peers.  Even …

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