Sheila was in the Editorial Department until 2019.
- Reading Images: Coyote, an A11Y InitiativeBy Sheila MajumdarAfter realizing the extent to which our website—which relies heavily on images, like any art museum website—excludes those who are blind or have vision impairment, we decided to create an...
- Short A coyote sits amid tall yellow grass that almost blends *in* with its tan fur.
- Reading Images: Setting Opinion AsideBy Sheila MajumdarAt a glance, images appear static, immutable. But when you describe them in words, personal associations, biases, and individual flourishes of style and tone begin to enter the picture. Though...
- Short Two narrow white glowing rectangles depicting a man illuminate a pitch-black room. The horizontal box on the right hangs high on the wall; the other leans against the wall to the left.
- Reading Images: A New LayerBy Sheila MajumdarBridget Reilly O'CarrollWhen we first developed Coyote to enable web users who are blind or have low vision to “see” images on the web, we didn’t anticipate just how valuable this layer...
- Short A set of four scenes features 21 green-headed, masked figures with skinny brown limbs. They engage in sinister acts with belts.
- Long This illustration features 21 humanoid figures split between two central panels that are short and stacked on top of each other and two long vertical panels on either side. The characters have thin, brown arms and big, round, teal heads, and in the outer panels, they wear blue tank tops and black bandit masks. In the left panel, three figures appear to hang from the top of the frame by their waists. The outer two dangle belts and the one in the middle wears a belt. They hang over three figures at the bottom, cut off at the torso, who reach toward the belts. The far right panel has a similar scene, with three figures hanging from the top and reaching up from the bottom. This time, the outer two at the bottom hold belts while the center figure reaches toward the figure above, who now dangles a belt. It appears to be a before-and-after sequence. The top central panel shows two figures wearing sleeveless belted leotards, black bandit masks, and white surgical masks. They both carry smaller, masked characters with gaping mouths and belts around their necks. The bottom central panel shows five distressed figures wearing pale blue shrouds and black bandit masks.