I'm truly honored that Alex has given me the keys to The Axx for the week.
For those of you who don't know me, my name is Steven Aquino. I'm a 31-year-old freelance technology writer based out of the East Bay Area. As Alex mentioned in his post last night, I'm a contributor to The Magazine, but I've also had articles appear in Macworld, TidBITS, Tech.pinions, and The Loop Magazine. I also write my own site, Steven's Blog, which I've run independently since February 2010. On my blog, I write mostly on Apple and other technology, but also on other topics of interests such as food, sports, and politics.
Before jumping into the world of freelance writing, I spent 11 years working for my local school district, where I worked with special needs preschoolers. My freelance work thus far has mostly been targeted at iOS and accessibility, as I used iPads frequently with my former students, and am myself disabled. In addition, I'm fluent in American Sign Language, as my parents were deaf. Hence, I believe my background suits me well to discuss accessibility as it pertain to iOS.
As for my week on The Axx, I'm shooting for one or two posts a day, time permitting. Alex and I have similar interests regarding technology and design, so I'll be linking to various news stories and events as they happen throughout the week.