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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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I challenge anyone who's fedi experience is improved because of image, GIF, video, or audio captions to take the time to personally thank at least 3 different people each week for describing their media!
Should it be expected at this point? Yes in most cases I think so. But reminding people that taking the time to do it is making a tangible positive impact, and causing others to see the social benefits at the same time is a great way to encourage people to do it more.
If you can't find many examples on your personal feed, just use the media only filter on your local and federated timelines; they shouldn't be too hard to find after that!
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# For those that are new, Hi! I'm Talon! I mainly talk about #, # and # - I mean to talk about more but for some reason that never happens.
Webdev during the day, audio game dev and music producer at night. Oh I also make sure dragonscave.space sorta kinda mostly runs.
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# # Hi, I'm Marco from Hamburg, Germany. I was born in 1973, so have been wandering this Earth for a while. My interests include #, # in both novel and TV show form, mostly #, but open to anything new and exciting. I'm also interested in #, #, # topics, #. I work on and for the open #, # and #. And I tinker and test stuff. Apps, web sites, etc.


Okay, I've completed the migration of my blog to Gemini! I'll probably post more frequently now, since there's nothing between me, the text, and the output mode, just that same text, which is very liberating!

gemini://tilde.pink/~devinprater/

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Please think of #
Use a centred dot to indicate screenreaders where to split a long word, f.i. Sesqui•pedalo•phobie 😉
Follow the bot @PleaseCaption
It will follow you and remind you in each case automatically (a few seconds later) with this PM:
"Please remember to caption your media. It makes Mastodon more accessible!
Not too late to delete and re-draft."
That seems to be the only way to add captions to your media afterwards.
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Time for one of these again, I guess.

I'm a middle-aged (gen-x), # (Aus) woman working in IT. Politically left-leaning (small L liberal), #. I have opinions. I may or may not share them.

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And a heap of other things. Mostly I toot about my cats though.


📍 As of today, the European # Act must be in national law of all 🇪🇺 countries.

This will help 8⃣7⃣ million persons with disabilities by ensuring accessible services & products such as:

🚍 public transport
🏦 banking
💻 computers
📚 books
🛒 online shopping

More👇

🐦🔗: https://nitter.eu/EU_Social/status/1541736863345557504


Worth reading: # in # Workstation

https://fedoramagazine.org/accessibility-in-fedora-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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Here are two ways to boost with CW. One's very bad for accessibility (opens a new window, closes mastodon client, etc), the other is very good for accessibility (opens in the mastodon UI itself). I would prefer if more ppl did the latter.

Doing it the "good" way also respects boost visibility settings! (did you know you can hide boosts from your home feed? it's behind the "show settings" button on the home feed column!)

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Two expanded toots. On the left: "uspol, censorship [show less] [hotlink to a toot]". On the right: "uspol, censorship [show less] see re:". The relevant toot doesn't show at all on the left, but it shows up on the right. Text overlay reads "Bad" on the left and "Good" on the right. Another text overlay reads "Click this so your followers see it", pointing to the "boost" button on the right toot.


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

https://canyouseeme.app/


Hey, I'm Darek Kay 👋

I'm a # # and an # advocate, currently working at IBM. I love sharing what I know through my #, # and # at conferences.

I enjoy hiking, board games, escape rooms and playing the guitar/keyboard. Lately I've been diving deeper into # as well.

I prefer reading and writing less frequent but more substantial posts.

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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).

https://gitlab.com/librewolf-community/browser/linux/-/issues/170

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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 #: https://mosen.org/gaad2022/


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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!

https://accessibility.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? https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/accessibility/building-with-the-disability-community-2022/ # #


Honestly liking this accessibility preview from Apple https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2022/05/apple-previews-innovative-accessibility-features/ # # #


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

https://pneumasolutions.com/pneuma-solutions-seeks-experienced-front-end-web-developer/ # # #


Android 13 will get built in Braille support https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_Ve29skMr8 # # # #


Made it into an expert witness database for my web and digital accessibility skills. I updated my resume https://blindjournalist.wordpress.com/tech/ # # # # # #


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 https://projectenable.syr.edu/ # # # # #


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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:

https://changeling.mx/MastoGuide

It's written by @changeling and you can support their work by donating to
https://changeling.mx/donation

(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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Tagging @weirdwriter if you have the time for a screen reader question, no obligation.

# # question derived from conversation with @donkeyblam -

How do screen readers handle the letter thorn: þ ?

If the screen reader is set to Icelandic, I assume it processes it normally. What if the screen reader is set to English? I have seen people use a thorn to represent "th" in words. Can screen readers process this as a "th" sound even in English?

Thanks in advance for any help!