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Chris Rock’s monologue for the 80th Academy Awards was all about the #WhiteOscars hashtag, and we loved it. And one solution Hollywood might want to look into is the Rent-a-Minority website, made for employers who “are racist, but don’t want to look racist.”
Ok, it’s a satirical website, but we think it makes an interesting statement.
Speaking of interesting statements, Toronto’s own Maayan Ziv has created an app that crowdsources accessible spots in different cities — it’s called ACCESS NOW.
And another app that has our attention is the PartPic which is like Shazam for parts you might need. Just take a picture and it identifies the part and helps you find a replacement.
The background music is ‘Funky Element’ from BenSound.com and is used with attribution.
- Kesha and Dr Luke: Everything you need to know via Rolling Stone
- Chris Rock’s opening monologue via TVLINE
- Access Now uses crowdsourcing to pinpoint accessible businesses via CBC.ca
- Searching for a Replacement Part? Just Take a Picture of It and PartPic Will Find It via WIRED
- Satirical Rent-a-Minority Site Mocks Fake Diversity via The Mary Sue
Tags: kesha, disabilities, whiteoscars, access now, Oscars, academy awards, rent, minority, PartPic, apps, accessibility, disabled