Why show accessible solutions for inclusive bloggers?
There is a story behind my vision statement, show accessible solutions for inclusive bloggers. As I write this, I just finished attempting to watch a recording of a webinar hosted by a well-respected blogger.
That’s right. I finished attempting.
You will not know until you try.
You might have been on the receiving end of this popular mantra. I know I have. In fact, this mantra has been used several times throughout this blogger’s site.
And you know what? There’s truth to this. Other than the title and a brief summary, there is not a lot of information to decide whether to try the webinar or not.
This blogger has given express permission on the About page to include an excerpt up to 300 words.
The Edited but Not Censored Excerpt
Note that I have replaced parts of the excerpt with a “fill in the blank”.
Understand that I am not censoring this blogger. I have great respect for this blogger’s insights as I do with many other bloggers I enjoy reading. I struggled with how to do this because I have a message that I can’t make without showing it.
Without calling this blogger out, I simply replaced a portion of this excerpt with a fill in the blank. Where this blogger listed the benefits of the course, I replaced it with the words, 4 bullet points.
If you’re ready to start blogging or to take your blog to the next level, then it’s time to join _____. ______ is the course for online writers who _____. In it, you will learn 4 bullet points.
So what’re you waiting for?
This is a great pitch.
And a great question.
What are you waiting for?
As soon as I clicked play, I could feel the speakers on my MacBook so I know this very popular blogger is talking. I could watch the slide presentation featured in the recording. Right away, I knew what I was waiting for.
- The post contained roughly 130 words.
- The webinar recording is roughly 90 minutes.
That’s a long time to wait for the message. Especially a message that is not available in the form of captioning or a transcript. Even the link to the slide presentation was no longer available.
I was waiting for an accessible solution that is available to inclusive bloggers.
That’s why I settled on this for my vision statement with this problem. Remember I mentioned earlier that I finished attempting?
The reason I finished attempting is because I am no longer waiting for an inaccessible solution for exclusive bloggers.
Now to be fair, this blogger is making an attempt to be inclusive. Some of the posts are transcripts of the podcasts this blogger offers. Obviously, this blogger values inclusion. I suppose one can argue where this blogger provides an accessible solution is what I am waiting for.
Let me ask you the same question since you now know what my vision statement is.
What accessible solutions for inclusive bloggers are you waiting for?
I look forward to your comments.