As to what a “curb cut” is, it’s the cut-out in sidewalks so wheelchair users can cross the street. Colloquially, the so-called “curb cut effect” references how accessibility aids like curb cuts not only help disabled people, but they also help an abled person more easily push a stroller across the street.
For me and my reporting, the “curb cuts” phrase is meant to show people that covering accessibility and assistive technologies deserves a permanent and utterly relevant place in mainstream tech news coverage.
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