Any or folks out there have any thoughts on Able Player (ableplayer.github.io/ableplaye)?

Considering making it a requirement for my students' video submissions next quarter and I am curious if it offers any advantages over a properly captioned and described YouTube video.

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Hey corporate #Accessibility people, try to remember that humans are building these apps and this service you use daily over here on the Fediverse. I understand your frustrations, I really get it. Try to pretend like you care about #Accessibility for the sake of the user, and not to boost your own brand. I and countless others have been here far longer than you and did work. Understand what the developer has done, and take a moment to listen rather than waving your certificates.

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The founder of Post said today that the company is explicitly *not* focused on accessibility. Disappointing to read something like this in 2022
#tech #technology #Disability #twitter #postnews #twittermigration

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I've launched a #Mastodon instance focused on #AudioDescription. This is a space where professionals and fans can come together to learn, advocate, and work together towards the goal of quality AD in all environs. The server is bare-bones right now, so your patience is requested as we build things out. You can also make an impact by boosting this news across your networks. To join, head over to adforward.org/auth/sign_up
#blind #a11y #LowVision

@blindscribe I used the same CSS that you linked to in your original toot. I was looking for a visual cue akin to the ALT box that Twitter recently implemented. I've also added underlines to @ and # links. I've added a gist for the latter to my github. gist.github.com/m5b/7c38f14c71

@blindscribe I have implemented something similar on my instance at a11y.social. it's a simple enhancement that anyone hosting an instance can add. Also taking suggestions for additional accessibility enhancements.

@justgage Interesting idea. One thing to keep in mind is that screen reader users benefit from consistent behavior across all websites (imagine if every website you visited buried menu options behind a custom icon rather than a hamburger icon).

So, depending on the purpose of the website you are building, it might be better to stick with WCAG recommendations. That said, there is nothing wrong with implementing some convenience features as long as they don't override or replace convention.

@Luis Welcome! Looking forward to learning about your experiences with TOOT.

@david Yes! I provide this accommodation and others over at a11y.social

I don’t have a VI, but prefer the underline. Posts loaded with # and @ can be a bit busy visually, but the tradeoff is worth it.

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This article on what the author calls the "antiviral" design of Mastodon is a good explanation of why Mastodon feels different from Twitter, and why, if you're looking for a 1:1 Twitter replacement, Mastodon might not be what you're looking for.

uxdesign.cc/mastodon-is-antivi

@accessabilly @Mastodon

I am exploring these types of options on my instance a11y.social

I have modified the CSS to support outlining images with missing alt text and now thanks to your toot underlining all links.

It's not perfect but can at least provide a more accessible window to Mastodon for those who want or need it.

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I've seen a number of posts go by asking about screenreaders and Mastodon compatibility. If looking for a screenreader's guide to Mastodon, this post by @ChangelingMx may be of interest: starshipchangeling.net/changel #DisabledCommunity #screenreader #FediTips #disability

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If you are interested in improving the #accessibility of Mastodon, take a look at the issue queue github.com/mastodon/mastodon/i+

If there are issues you've found that aren't there, are they part of the instance of Mastodon that you are using, or part of the core open source project? Custom themes can get in the way.

Posting #a11y bugs is important in moving ahead any open source project.

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Did you know that if you capitalize each word in a multi-word hashtag, #ScreenReaders can read them as words, but if you leave them lowercase, they can't? Well, now you know! So, for #accessibility, please capitalize words when there's more than one in a hashtag.

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Btw, if you've not spent much time exploring open source software before and are trying to work out how this works, strong recommendation for Nadia Eghbal's Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software, which explains really well the model of a few people volunteering to maintain infrastructure used by pretty much everyone press.stripe.com/working-in-pu

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anxiety, content warnings, social media 

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This review of Mastodon iPhone clients is great, but four years old now. Anyone know of any similar reviews that might be more recent?

firewally.net/post/mastodon-cl

This review of Mastodon iPhone clients is great, but four years old now. Anyone know of any similar reviews that might be more recent?

firewally.net/post/mastodon-cl

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