Gretchen is curious what your experiences have been like, either as the interviewer or interviewee. It makes me wonder how I would give a coding problem to someone who is blind, because I’m extremely visual and like looking at code on the whiteboard. I’m not the best at recording everything down verbatim as I hear it, mostly because of my learning style. Don’t get me started about the time I attempted to take drive-food orders at the Taco Bell in my youth. I was talking to someone the other day about coding problems given over the phone in a phone screen, and we discussed how difficult that would be for both the interviewer and interviewee. This phone screen example reminds me of how I think of accessibility and usability as two sides of the same coin.
Anyone have any experiences along these lines, blind or not? I’m sure Gretchen would love to hear.