Items tagged with: Accessibility
I would prefer to be able to install the distro myself without sighted assistance, just like I can with #Debian and #Arch Linux using only a refreshable braille display. I have no speech recognition so I am unable to hear Orca speak.
#Linux #Accessibility #a11y
Thanks Microsoft, I hate it. I wish I could be like all the sighted techies out there that can just pop in a flash drive with Fedora Linux on it, set it up, and not even have to learn that much of a new interface and how to do things. Or one of the less techie people out there that open up a MacBook and click the Internet icon and when you ask them how it is they strug and go "Well I mean it's just a computer."
#accessibility #windows #linux #mac #blind #a11y
Someone asks for the link; they make some outlandish claim about not being able to see the code to scan it on their phone.
They get told to go look through all of the documentation, to find the 40 row table that has the link “somewhere on the right side”.
Now that's what I call #accessibility #inclusion
Envision announces new glasses and different pricing models. The clarity of this announcement is fantastic.
#accessibility #blind #AI
For example, the Mac uses object navigation for everything within VoiceOver. Everything is an object, and you navigate mostly with the VoiceOver keys and sometimes you can get away with using Tab. On Windows, you primarily use Windows navigation commands, with Windows screen readers speaking any needed info. The Mac, to me, is great at writing, and email, because because it has good writing apps, and a good mail client built in. Windows is great for web navigation and games, and writing if you like Microsoft Word. The ChromeBook is good for Android apps and Linux kinda and that’s about it for me. Everything else, web, Windows can do a bit better.
#accessibility #blind #operatingSystems #screenReaders #a11y
Don't watch if flickering lights are a problem.
Can't upload captions. Here they are.
[Silence]#Accessibility #A11y #UX
Content warning: Not safe for Apple users
Meanwhile, sources at Google say they’re working on this new feature, which allows Deaf-Blind and other Braille users to easily disconnect from the obvious health issues that come from reading too many notifications. However, the Google team aren’t sure that they can even create such a marvelous feature. Sarcasm of course.
So yeah report them bugs folks, and hopefully the Apple algo will bubble those important bugs to where the right teams can see them, instead of countless "this button is one pixel off center!" type reports.
#accessibility #a11y #iOS #braille #android
Even if you don't care about #accessibility
Great video from Vox..the bottom line:
* audio is engineered for huge theaters, not out typical devices
* standard speakers on phones and modern TVs are terrible
* actors don't do audio like they did in the "good old days".
... And you should still absolutely do captions for accessibility.
Content warning: Intro post. Screen reader users, careful, loads of hashtags.
Name's Florian, he/him, Dutch, fully blind w/ some light perception.
I'm a #screenReader user and try to both learn as much as I can and teach it forward, be it in #accessibility, #gaming, #linguistics, #programming, #cybersecurity and #tech in general. I work as an Accessibility person and spend my free time in all sorts of other pursuits. Hi! Hope to have good times here :)
#iOS #accessibility #blind #Android #iPhone #a11y
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I listen to a ton of #AudioBooks. Just for fun, I share my #Libby archive every month.
Book and blog updates can be found at, either,
my website, https://blindjournalist.wordpress.com/
Or, aside from here, @firstname.lastname@example.org or http://micro.blog/WeirdWriter?remote_follow=1
My backup blog is at https://sightlessscribbles.micro.blog/
Finally, I love hanging out in #RomanceLandia a lot because it's a better way to understand humans. I did have a Bookwyrm account but I am thinking about moving everything over to @email@example.com
Oh, and I also rant about #Accessibility sometimes. Buy my books so I can write more!
To buy my books, go here. https://blindjournalist.wordpress.com/books/
I am agented, but still publish with indie presses. I stink at spelling and grammar but can make you feel warm and fuzzy with sweet, imperfect, men!
My mailing list is here. https://sightlessscribbles.micro.blog/subscribe/
My first romance story appeared in this anthology. https://bookshop.org/a/77/9781945009600
Lastly, if you wanna support me while buying some romance #Books, my bookshop store is at https://bookshop.org/shop/weirdwriter
#Readers #Writers #Books #WritingCommunity #ReadingCommunity #Introduction #Introductions
For those unfamiliar with Switch Control, I recommend watching this video from Todd Stabelfeldt explaining how he uses it at WWDC 2017. I was lucky enough to be there in the audience! I actually recommend watching the whole talk!
The students were to pass the test by connecting their computers with an Ethernet cable to the examination machine running a special OS, presumably a fork of Debian. The test was taken by tunneling into the examination machine through the web browser and handling the exam in an accessible HTML from there.
Sadly, the audio recordings for the listening part do not seem to be available. Pity, as they reference Whatsapp voice messages. Would be fun to check for their authenticity based on the sound quality.
On that note: Do language exams in your countries reference modern communication methods or is it still a telephone? When I took my final in German, "Social media: pros and cons" was just a subject of the mini essay I had to put together as part of the writing assignment.
#Accessibility #Blind #Finland #Education #Languages #German
#a11y #accessibility #UX #UI
#a11y #apple #accessibility #android #windows
From Adrian Roselli: AI-Generated Images from AI-Generated Alt Text
My thoughts: Yeah I sat there and was like "Wow, image recognition is really good." And then I've read posts like this and I'm like yeah AI gives a loose idea, but it isn't going to replace caring, helpful people allowing us to appreciate their images, art, and so on any time soon. And he got hit with the way Apple's ML just goes "we don't recognize this so we'll call it a video game." As a blind person, ML generated descriptions are like a person who slept through a book summarizing it in 10 words. When an image is described by a person, it's more like experiencing the thing. And while I'll still use ML for when nothing else is available, it really shows the difference between "well it has Alt Text '' as opposed to "this has an excellent description that shows that the uploader of the image has a higher than average level of human decency.
#a11y #ImageCaptioning #blind #ai #ml #accessibility