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Available from Amazon, eBay, and AliExpress.
✅ Makes fitting a USB cable easy - the magnet pulls the cable into place.
✅ Saves wear and tear on the USB C port.
✅ Can be used with chargers, wired earbuds and data sync cables.
✅ Acts as a quick release if the cable gets yanked.
✅ They work well with phones, laptops, and tablets.
#blind #lowvision #visuallyimpaired #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
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
#iOS #accessibility #blind #Android #iPhone #a11y
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However, #Apple has fucked up Voiceover functionality for the Shortcuts app so much in #IOS 15 that dragging/dropping elements where I need them is impossible.
Accessibility fails like this are constant when you’re #blind.
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
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
In 2-D engines generally, or #Bevy specifically, what are the standard directions in which various angles point? I.e. which directions do 0, pi/2, -pi, and -pi/2 typically point?
Trying to migrate away from setting velocities directly, to routing everything through the same action/input systems. Now I'm hitting a bunch of corner cases where I took the data for a given scenario and made it behave how I'd expect. That's a bit harder when you're trying to standardize everything and realize everything is using axis and vectors slightly differently and none of it matches up.
Anyway, tried researching this but everything I've found wants to just show me a picture. I know how to do the math, I just don't know what unit vectors each angle points in.
Content warning: Programming
Content warning: rant, Reddit, apps
#android #iOS #reddit #blind #a11y #accessibility
Content warning: rant, foss, Linux, blindness
Now, I know there are people who are blind even on here that use Linux full time. I'm sure eventually one of y'all is gonna make a killer Mastodon app like Tweesecake but for Linux, using Linux tools and stuff. But will the Linux UI be ready? Will desktop environments be ready? I sure hope KDE is, because right now it's the only one with a goal of accessibility. if that guy paid by RedHat says "oh yeah everything is mostly working," then he's not used Linux's GUI in a long time. But then shoot Linux even has Eloquence, through Voxin. It really has the capability to take off. And just like in the beginning of Mastodon, blind people will have to scream to be heard over others who don't like how the bottom left sidebar doesn't line up properly with the middle left upside down sidebar. And in the end, we'll either have to make our own stuff, like we've done with Tweesecake, or work with developers who give a damn enough to help.
#a11y #rant #foss #linux #blind
Content warning: Programming
#a11y #aira #accessibility #blind
#AltText is something I advocate for, as well as some other simple ways to make posts more #accessible and #inclusive. Let's make this #interactive.
Reply with an #image and I'll tell you what my #ScreenReader thinks it shows, as a practical #demonstration of inaccuracies, limitations and why alt text is better.
Edit on request: Not all screen readers can do image recognition. Alt text is the only viable way to be inclusive. #accessibility #blind
First up, a small NVDA script exposing a configurable gesture to exit a content recognition result. Without this, you can OCR fine from the touchscreen but can't close the resulting buffer to open another one later, meaning you needed a keyboard to OCR games. Now OCR-accessible games with controller support are fully playable with only the deck.
Next up, accessibility fixes to make this user-mode gamepad driver and configuration UI more accessible. I used it to play ShadowRine in its default configuration last night, but next I'd like to get it working with Hearthstone.
Getting there, and I'll do a guide on all this at some point.
I keep hoping to see #Publishers post accessibility guidelines for submission.
Several post the should be shunned Shunn as the perfect example.
First major issue - size 12 point font. I think I was 15 the last time I could read anything in size 12 of any font. At least 35 years ago!
Then he says to choose an easily readable font, and proceeds to list the two least readable fonts ever created!
Times New Roman and Courier are both like writing something in pencil, and erasing it half way out. And in size 12 point font - the rubbed out lines dance on he screen. In fact, ChalkDuster font is easier to read.
A readable font is Arial Rounded MT Bold six 18. Even then, it is sometimes too small to see.
I keep hoping #Publishers will begin to accept #Accessible written content.
Allow #Authors to use a font they can see.
Allow #Disabled, #Blind, and #DeafBlind writers to publish in your magazines.
It only takes a minute for you to reduce the size of the font, if you don't enjoy reading in a readable font. However, authors may not be able to read your notes and edits, if they are in an #InAccessible font and font size.
Which means they can't correct mistakes.
Oh, and nix the phone numbers. If I wanted to do a talky, I wouldn't be publishing.
#Writing, #Writing Tips, #Publishing, #PublishingTips
#a11y #blind #android #writing
Except I have none of those problems on Android!
#a11y #iOS #Android #blind
I haven't tried it myself yet so can't answer possible questions, others have though so it surely works.
Happy hacking, creating SAPI, NVDA, Android voices or whatever else you imagine! ##SpeechSynthesis #Accessibility #NVDASR #Blind