• Picture of African American Mom and Baby
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    Happy Mom, Happy Baby

    “Black and white image of toddler girl being held by her mom” by SELF Magazine is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Creative Commons What is the Creative Commons you ask? Well I’m glad you asked! The Creative Commons is a website and non-profit organization dedicated to giving people and organizations the ability to legally use “creative and academic works”. The way I look at Creative Commons has a “for the people, by the people” mission that helps to make photos, videos, sound bytes and other works accessible and usable for all while still allowing the creators to get credit where credit is due. Universal Design So you want to know what Universal Design…

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    Semiotic Tech and a WordPress Newbie

    I can appreciate that WordPress was founded on the principles of giving access to everyone, including those of us that are not necessarily tech savvy. This open sourced platform’s mission was to democratize published. A principle they’ve remained true to until this day. While WordPress is free, they have found a way to stay true to their mission while becoming a multi-billion dollar company with the largest market share of websites among content management platforms.  I also admire the fact that each new version release has a lead designer in addition to the lead developer. This demonstrates that WordPress is dedicated to the user experience.  As a first time user…