In this podcast, the Tech Doctor spends time with freelance writer, editor and poet Deborah Kendrick. During her thirty years as a freelance writer, Deborah has published hundreds of articles in newspapers and magazines around the world. Even though Deborah is well-known in the blindness community, as a writer about and advocate for disability concerns, she began her career as a poet and a writer on topics that had nothing to do with disability.
At present, Deborah is the “Senior Features Editor” at
which is a monthly technology magazine published by The American Foundation for the Blind.
Prior to coming to AccessWorld, Deborah started and edited the first braille magazine devoted to access technology, called Tactic. First published in 1985, long before the internet, Tactic was the primary way that blind people learned about and kept up with accessible technology.
In addition to writing about technology, Deborah writes a bi-weekly newspaper column for the Columbus Dispatch. At the time of this podcast, Deborah’s current column was entitled
Progress, yes, but there’s work ahead
Deborah is currently writing the biography of
an inventor and the developer of the braille code for mathematics and scientific notation.
In the podcast, Deborah jokingly describes herself as the “accidental techie.” This is a story that you don’t want to miss.