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With the new version, #Fedilab asks me whether I want to boost a toot with an image without #AltText. I like! 🤌
If you think you don't have time to make your posts accessible, maybe you're posting too much. 😏
Take your time for #accessibility!

When I was in Luxembourg this weekend, I saw these embossed markings on crosswalk buttons that show the layout of the crossing. This one shows multiple car lanes, tram tracks and inbetween pedestrian islands. #accessibility
A button at a pedestrian crosswalk, viewed from the side. There is an embossed diagram of the crossing's layout with a line indicating the path you walk along and several rectangular pieces indicating car lanes and tram tracks.

Please boost for reach: Fedora Linux is focusing on accessibility for the next five years. I'd love to see people with disabilities, very much including blind people, comment on this. If you're interested in Linux, or free and open source software, your voices are valuable. I hope Fedora finds our voices valuable too.

#accessibility #linux #fedora #foss

Adding alt text to your photos is important, it improves accessibility.

That's why we added an opt-in feature you can enable to force you to add alt text before you post, now available on our web UI and official #pixelfedApp

▶️ Navigate to Settings then Media to enable this #altText #accessibility
Pixelfed mobile app compose screen showing a "Missing Alt Text" warning after trying to share a new post without alt text and Require Media Descriptions enabled Pixelfed Media Settings, where you can toggle the "Require Media Descriptions" feature to enforce alt text
Pixelfed web UI compose screen showing a "Missing media descriptions" warning after trying to share a new post without alt text and Require Media Descriptions enabled

Please boost for reach: From a mailing list I’m on, some blind people are reporting that they can no longer manage their subscriptions in the App Store. They cannot see the list of subscriptions, so cannot select one to change the subscription, or more importantly, unsubscribe. I tried this with my iPhone running iOS 16.3, restarted my phone today so shouldn’t be some week-old-cache issue. This is… pretty darn bad.

#apple #accessibility #subscriptions #AppStore

Content warning: Disroot first impressions

First thing first, our junior developer position!

We're seeking a #FrontEndDev with a focus on #accessibility!

- Develop front-end code with JavaScript (vanilla ES2015)
- Help design and implement intuitive privacy controls and productivity features
- Contribute to making the interface more standardized and accessible
- Improve accessibility

Salary range: €35K - €45K yearly gross incl. bonus and extras (based on French tax regime)

#GetFediHired #FediJobs #a11y


I finally figured out how to do some #js black magic to enable and disable the background animations, for those that don't like it or avoid it for #accessibility reasons 😛

I redesigned my #website! Its still a #WorkInProgress but its going good.

I wrote #blogpost detailing some of the changes, I added a background image which is animated (it can be disabled for the sake of #accessibility with and without #js), changed some #CSS for many sections of the site, etc.

And its still quite light but I am no longer in the green team of the #512kbClub kbClub :blobcatsadlife:

Day 37 of #100DaysToOffload

I redesigned my #website! Its still a #WorkInProgress but its going good.

I wrote a small blogpost about it, I added a background image which is animated (it can be disabled for the sake of #accessibility with and without #js), changed some #CSS for many sections of the site, etc.

And its still quite light but I am no longer in the green team of the #512kbClub kbClub :blobcatsadlife:

Day 37 of #100DaysToOffload

New video on the second channel about #accessibility with code examples for #godotengine 🔥


Don't hesitate to share your tips & ideas in the comment section! 👍

#indiedev #gamedev #indiegame
Image thumbnail for the video "Make accessible games with Godot (with code examples)"

I started a #podcast with my partners, Chris Hinds and Steve Jones! The first episode is available today. Tune in for conversations on #a11y, #wordpress, and craft beverages.

Listen or read the transcript at

#webdevelopment #agency #podcast #accessibility

Every hashtag on every post on every platform should ALWAYS be pascal case (a.k.a. camel case). I made this to illustrate how screenreaders read hashtags depending on whether they are lowercase or pascal case.

It’s a small thing that all of us can do to build a more inclusive, accessible internet for all. Please take the time to use pascal case.

#Accessibility #WebAccessibility #Usability #Readability #Hashtags #SocialNetworking #Blogging #UX
Text-only chart. 1) Lowercase hashtags: #uxdesign #uidesign #webaccessibility / Screen reader results: “ucksdesign, ooeydesign, weebaccessibility” 2) Pascal case hashtags (a.k.a. camel case): #UXDesign #UIDesign #WebAccessibility / Screen reader results: “ux design, ui design, web accessibility”

This is fascinating! The Braille Institute has developed a font - free to download - that's designed to be clearer for readers with lower vision.

An example of one of the aspects of low legibility that they tackled attached.

It's named Atkinson Hyperlegible. Atkinson was the Institute's founder -

Here's where you can read about the font and download it:


Via @tombofnull
For Low vision readers – certain letters and numbers can be hard to distinguish from one another.

Answer – Atkinson Hyperlegible differentiates common misinterpreted letters and numbers using various design techniques.

The examples in the screenshot show how similar B and 8 can look, as well as 1, I, i, and l.

Every few months, I find myself recommending basically everyone read this one article about the protactile deafblind language. But particularly relevant to mastodon users (AND people working on automated image captioning) is its great discussion of what makes good alt text.

There is such a thing as excess detail! It may make you look like a True Ally, but you're not helping blind people. #screenreaders #accessibility
In recent years, there has been a rush on the internet to supply image descriptions and to call out those who don’t. This may be an example of community accountability at work, but it’s striking to observe that those doing the most fierce calling out or correcting are sighted people. Such efforts are largely self-defeating. I cannot count the times I’ve stopped reading a video transcript because it started with a dense word picture. Even if a description is short and well done, I often wish there were no description at all. Get to the point, already! How ironic that striving after access can actually create a barrier. When I pointed this out during one of my seminars, a participant made us all laugh by doing a parody: “Mary is wearing a green, blue, and red striped shirt; every fourth stripe also has a purple dot the size of a pea in it, and there are forty-seven stripes—”

“You’re killing me,” I said. “I can’t take any more of that!”

Now serious, she said it was clear to her that none of that stuff about Mary’s clothes mattered, at least if her clothes weren’t the point. What mattered most about the image was that Mary was holding her diploma and smiling. “But,” she wondered, “do I say, Mary has a huge smile on her face as she shows her diploma or Mary has an exuberant smile or showing her teeth in a smile and her eyes are crinkled at the edges?”
It’s simple. Mary has a huge smile on her face is the best one. It’s the don’t-second-guess-yourself option. My thinking around this issue is enriched by the philosopher Brian Massumi’s concept of “esqueness.” He exemplifies it by discussing a kid who plays a tiger:

One look at a tiger, however fleeting and incomplete, whether it be in the zoo or in a book or in a film or video, and presto! the child is tigerized… The perception itself is a vital gesture. The child immediately sets about, not imitating the tiger’s substantial form as he saw it, but rather giving it life—giving it more life. The child plays the tiger in situations in which the child has never seen a tiger. More than that, it plays the tiger in situations no tiger has ever seen, in which no earthly tiger has ever set paw.
Just as the child and an actual tiger are not one bit alike, the words Mary has a huge smile on her face have nothing in common with the picture of Mary holding her diploma. Yet the tiger announces something to the world, its essence, and a kid can become tiger-ized and be tiger-esque, their every act shouting, I am a tiger. The picture of Mary at her graduation is shouting something, and the words Mary has a huge smile on her face are also shouting something. It is at the level beyond each actuality, in the swirl that each stirs up, that the two meet.

Another @libreoffice question: I am trying to create an accessible #PDF. The validator flags an underlined text segment and says

> The text formatting conveys additional meaning.

I looked up the documentation for universal accessibility ( and I see this:

"Text does not convey additional meaning with (direct) formatting."

What does it mean? #accessibility #LibreOffice

This seems to be becoming a habit of mine now as I begin to use Mastodon more and continue to learn more about it each day.

This one covers the options available to you when posting content such as Alt Text and Content Warnings but also talks about language settings and using filters to tidy up your timelines.

Any boosts will be greatly appreciated so we can help everyone get the most out of Mastodon.
#twittermigration #MastodonTips #accessibility #language #feditips

Hey, folks,

I decided to create a #CrossPlatform #mastodon #client with heavy focus on #accessibility.

Main programming language is #rust using the #yew framework ( and will get turned into native apps using #tauri (

The basic setup is here:

#contributions welcome, even though it's still very early on.

No es norma pero se va convirtiendo en convención: nuestros fediversantes ciegos no suelen personalizar su avatar, les queda el predeterminado (imagen adjunta).

Tiene lógica y está chido porque nos permite identificar de un vistazo cuando conversamos con quien tiene esa discapacidad.

Les invito a que, si no son ciegos, personalicen su avatar tan pronto como puedan.

#EsViernesDeSeguirA @blindscribe@jaguarunileiro
#FF #FollowFriday

#FediTips #Accesibilidad #Accessibility #Blind #Ceguera
Cara de Mastodonte caricaturizada, avatar predeterminado en Mastodon.

Several folks have asked me for a compendium of #AccessibilityTips for Mastodon (and other sociable media spaces). Here is the accessibility guide from the fediverse.


Content warning: Alt text done right

👁️ Remixing Linux for #blind and visually impaired users: #Vojtux, a @fedora project, is an unofficial #Linux distribution aimed at visually impaired users.

💬 "When building products or creating content, your choices have a huge effect on #accessibility and how easy it is for us to engage with the end result. Know that we are here, we love to use computers and technology, and we're often willing to help you test it, too."

Do you like #wikipedia ? Do you like smol web, #accessibility and #privacy ?

Discover wikipedia on #gemini :


You need a gemini #browser to access this website. You can find some for testing on this public ssh server:


Project gemini page:

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 #gemini #a11y #accessibility #blind #gemlog #Gemlog #blogging

New Blind users to Mastodon, thanks for the follows! If you need a screen reader friendly getting started guide, see # # # #

« #a11y stands for accessibility
The phrase '11 characters'. Arrows are pointing to the first letter c and the letter t in the word 'accessibility' to show how the numeronym is formed.

The A11Y Project is a community-driven effort to make digital #accessibility easier.»

#web #dev

Filter out non-image-described posts on Home and Public timelines · Issue #249 · superseriousbusiness/gotosocial · GitHub #Fediverse #Accessibility #WebDev @humanetech@marcozehe@Mayana

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