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The most screen reader friendly #XMPP client for the web, so far, is Converse. No fully accessible client on iOS yet. #Accessibility #A11y

Hey @Tutanota I noticed that after I click on "Show more" to see the email headers, the text still says "Show more" instead of "Show less". The only difference is a small arrow changing its direction.

Can you fix this #accessibility issue please?
Cropped screenshot from tutanota mail app. With the text "SHOW MORE" before an arrow pointing upwards
Cropped screenshot from tutanota mail app. With the text "SHOW MORE" before an arrow pointing downwards

So, for the 34% of you who answered yes, if you’re on GNOME and you want your CLI apps to automatically switch to the correct theme when your system/terminal does, check out Lipstick on a Pig:

I’ve added support for three apps I use regularly (Helix Editor, delta, and bat) and you can help make it better by adding plugins for apps that you use.

#lipstickOnAPig #CLI #terminal #dev #GNOME #colourSchemes #constrast #lighting #usability #legibility #accessibility

Dear @thunderbird
Could you please remember captioning your images?
Some instances offer automatic #OCR which can help grab any text in your image, though proofreading is still important. You can also follow @PleaseCaption to be reminded whenever you post an image without captioning it.

Recently a friend recommended me to try out this awesome looking GPS navigation app specifically designed for visualy disabled users.
Seeing Assistant Move:
Unfortunately I can't make it work on my Android 12 device. The app never receives GPS signal eventhough all the permissions are granted.
Do you know someone who is using it on Android? #Android #Accessibility

Make Helix Editor follow the system colour scheme

This is a niche post for those of you using a Terminal application that adheres to system light/dark mode settings (like the excellent Black Box by Paulo Queiroz) and Helix Editor.

(f you’re using GNOME Console or GNOME Terminal, this post won’t help you as those apps do not adhere to the system colour scheme.)

#BlackBox #terminal #HelixEditor #GNOME #LightMode #DarkMode #consistency #console #dev #accessibility

#Question about #LibreOffice #accessibility. I went through the Java update, and it said I hadn't used Java for 6 months so it recommended me to uninstall the JRE.
At this point I'm not sure whether LO has access to a JRE at all. Accessibility still seems to be working though. Am I losing anything by not installing a JRE? Is there a way of knowing whether LO has access to one? Or is this obsolete stuff?

If anyone has time to help the lovely @codeberg folks with improving accessibility, please take a look at this issue:

#codeberg #foss #inclusivity #accessibility #usability #git #gitea #hosting #community #notForProfit

So back in 2020 Codeberg asked for help from the community to help them with #accessibility issues. They need some help in house as the current solution helps them manage the spam that would overwhelm signups, but their moderation team is small. CAPTCHAs aren't very accessible and they would like some help to fix this. #a11y Can anyone help? The linked toot is their request for help.

Likely this will not be an open source thing, but I want to mention this service anyway for those you using #screenreader software and have related #a11y #accessibility needs.

Project Naptha looks to be a service that can generate descriptive texts for any image.

It is discussed on Hacker News now at:

Little # trick I just discovered by accident on #.
When chatting, it can take a while to get to the edit field by tabbing if there are many links on the chat room.
There's one quick way with #, which is going into focus mode with NVDA+space and typing any letter, but then when you come back to read the chat you will need to go back to browse mode.
However, if you press delete (not backspace) while reading the chat, focus will immediately move to the edit field.

You know that thing where people make fun of a terrible opinion by writing it in a mixture of upper and lower case? It's probably not a good idea.

Screenreader software used by blind or partially-sighted people interprets capital letters as the beginning of a word.

This means that a phrase written as "FiNe PEopLe oN BoTh siDeS" will sound like gibberish.

If accessibility matters to you, try to avoid doing this.

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Worth reading: # in # Workstation

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There’s a fine line between having principles and being arrogant/elitist/inaccessible. I believe folks in the # world aren’t always aware of where that line is and that hurts the whole movement.

When I’m feeling a bit better (hopefully later this week, still taking it easy as I recover from COVID), I’m going to put up the recording we did with @gabek (hope you’re feeling better too, btw… also COVID) where we go into this in the context of small web.

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Someone made an app for blind people to check to see if their face is in the camera view, good for video conferencing. # #

This issue summarises the issue and suggests a good solution (to have an option to override just the color-scheme setting without disabling fingerprint resistance in general).

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Today I learned you can press Ctrl+Alt+tab in GNOME 42 to select between activating the top bar and windows (for keyboard navigation).

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Reflections for Global # Awareness Day #:

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I've finally given # a try and while it's not for me, it's a fantastic # interface app alternative! #

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

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On this Global Accessibility Awareness day, lots of good stuff, like this post from Google. Who in the Open Source land pledged to do better on accessibility and inclusive design today? # #

Honestly liking this accessibility preview from Apple # # #

Pneuma Solutions seeks experienced front-end web developer - Pneuma Solutions # # #

Android 13 will get built in Braille support # # # #

Made it into an expert witness database for my web and digital accessibility skills. I updated my resume # # # # # #

Project ENABLE is a great place to find universal design resources. It is a grant-funded project geared specifically toward accessibility and disabilities in libraries # # # # #

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was quickly looking through your profile, and, like I said, if you need more assistance, would be more than happy to zoom with you. If you are looking for interesting people to follow, I would recommend looking through the trunk, which can also be found on my post under guides but a quick way to browse, is go to your local timeline, or, the Federated timeline and look through hashtags like # or #

Reposting this from four days ago to add hashtags:

I'm in communication with a new Mastodonian who is looking for a "Mastodon app that is accessible to the blind" -- I've asked for clarification as to which platform but I think that any information posted might be helpful to *someone*.


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I work in research support for a UK HE library having previously worked with library collections & discovery. I still love #

I make research # and work with library systems with an interest in # and #

If you use a screenreader to access the internet, there's a guide to Mastodon written specifically for you at:

It's written by @changeling and you can support their work by donating to

(For those who don't know, screenreaders are used mainly by blind and partially-sighted people to read aloud what is on the screen. It's important for websites to be accessible so they can be navigated by screenreaders.)

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