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Xiaolu Guo
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
A love story - cultural differences, misunderstandings and yes, I see what she is saying.
Su Tong
Binu and the Great Wall

Binu and the Great Wall

Binu And The Great Wall is a wonderful myth retold in the words of Su Tong, the author of ‘Rice’.  The myth of Binu and how her tears washed away the Great Wall have been passed down through the ages. It is a tale of hardship, brutality and undying love. Su Tong’s version of the myth, brings to the reader the harshness and brutality that led to the constuction of the wall and the terrible effects it had on the common people.

15 avril 2008 2 15 /04 /avril /2008 23:00
Tonight I found out about the passing away of John Slatin last month on March 25th.  I had an internship with him at  the University of Texas  at the Usability  Lab  and  sat in on  his accessibility classes  with Ana  Boa Ventura. 

I still remember going to lunch with him at a Japanese cafe on the drag near the University and his guide dog Dylan. He started me on the path of web accessibility - I remember his passion, his patience and my admiration at how he can listen to JAWS and the radio at the same time.

 He died of leukaemia - I think now who next, in the past 6 months, there was Xavier, Veronique and now John.

But there is a project for remembering John at Knowability

John Slatin was an important person in many of our lives. He had a unique ability to connect the disconnected, find the common ground and bring us all together. John brought an energy to accessibility that inspired us all. He was an engineer. He was an artist. He was a friend.

The John Slatin Fund Accessibility Project matches accessibility experts with companies that would like a brief review of their site for accessibility. In return, the site owner is asked to contribute a minimum of $500 to The John Slatin Fund. The John Slatin Fund was established to help John’s beloved Anna offset the medical expenses incurred during John’s long illness.

Good bye John.

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