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Today's disability thread is on the effectiveness of ScreenReaders, some benefits and issues. And also the uses for voice assistants like Alexa. Thanks to @forthelongrun for suggesting it.
I've been a ScreenReader user since I was five and started to use a computer. I'm totally blind so a ScreenReader is necessary for me to interact with technology.
ScreenReaders are applications which use synthesised speech to give a blind person access to what is on the screen. They can also work with refreshable braille displays, allowing us to read on screen content in that format.
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This kind of article is why SEO is so freaking confusing for people. blog.alexa.com/checklist-for-… Here's everything wrong with it. [thread]
Choose a primary keyword. No guidance. Just a top one. That sounds easy and not at all nuanced. Totally ignore solving a problem or the search intent behind that keyword as well.
300 words? So I can probably rank for the above-mentioned top keyword in my industry with 301 words? NICE.
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I'm seeing so many subtweets from snowflake mandevs about this.
"But it's a meritocracy and all the tools are free".

A) If you think everyone has the time to sink into learning tooling just to keep up with the prog boys, you're bonked.

B) The focus on programming + tooling has been at the expense of design, UX, and a11y skills. @jensimmons
No one who argues about this stuff is "anti JavaScript" (Jesus wept). It's about making a web that is available to all, and can be built by all.
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Encountering special characters on Twitter is only one of many accessibility challenges that persist on social media, 4 years on:
techrepublic.com/article/social…
To @Facebook's credit, it's applied AI for good here: huffingtonpost.com/entry/facebook…
@facebook I need to come back to this today. In 2011, I wrote about a study by @SusannahFox which found that disability or illness hindered millions of Americans from using the Internet: gov20.govfresh.com/pew-disability…
Today, a disability divide endures: pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017…
@facebook @SusannahFox My piece highlighted @TheJusticeDept's 2010 rulemaking on whether it should apply the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to websites that offer public accomodoations, thereby making many more online resources accessible to millions of our fellow Americans.
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Full house on #CognitiveDiversity tonight!! #ServLab
Christine and Tom from Open Inclusion kicks off tonight #ServLab
How we think is shaped by many factors #CognitiveDiversity #ServLab
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What I learnt across 3 days attending sessions on accessibility and disability at the Internet Governance Forum: intgovforum.org/multilingual/

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- accessibility for disabled users is a long way down the list of priorities
- accessibility for those of us with invisible/cognitive differences is even further down that list
- accessibility is something of a dirty word for both designers and clients. It's seen as an imposition, compromising "good" design and stifling creativity and creative freedom.
- very few people recognise what an accessible web site or app actually looks like
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Oh @cmrlofficial . Why so averse to learning? New stations, same old access problems. #Senior #Joyride thread - I spy with my jaundiced eye. #ChennaiMetro #A11y #Fails @DisabilityIndia
Really @chennaicorp ! This is the access to Nehru Park Chennai Metro station? At points the pavement itself is non existent with bus and Poonamallee High Rd traffic whizzing by. Senior citizen required support on both sides with parking 50 m away. @cmrlofficial @DisabilityIndia
1 foot footpath with trip with at one side and someone sitting blocking the other side of the tree. Not to mention the auto blocking the way too. #Pedestrian #Accessibility #NotACakeWalk
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I am incredibly sad to see @RianRietveld's announcement today. This is a huge hit, and *should* prompt the #WordPress core and #Gutenberg teams to reconsider and reexamine their priorities.

rianrietveld.com/2018/10/09/i-h…
I'm not a core contributor, but I do follow along in the WP Slack. @RianRietveld (and others, especially @afercia!) have done an extraordinary job working to address a11y issues in WordPress as a whole and Gutenberg in particular.
There are others in the community with accessibility expertise, but relatively few who have the bandwidth to put in the hard work of organizing and managing an open source team.

I'm glad Rian will still be involved in WP. But that leadership will be sorely missed.
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My lightning talk ⚡ lessons learnt from accessibility testing a multi-channel form wizard #IxDD for @a11ymelb meetup #a11y buff.ly/2xOEk0Q
@a11ymelb 1/ Seven references cited in Accessibility testing a multi-channel form wizard #IxDD for @a11ymelb meetup #a11y buff.ly/2xOEk0Q
Wizards: Definition and Design Recommendations nngroup.com/articles/wizar… by @rbudiu
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#E32018 while packing is back, featuring @JanDegans and Halo Infinite
The real question : is it multiplayer only ?
#E32018
Very seriously, I hope they'll talk about their accessibility intiative #a11y #E32018
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R3D001: Statrted @udacity Front End NanoDegree (FEND) yesterday. #100DaysOfCode #GrowWithGoogle #udacity
R3D002: Cruising through HTML and CSS, filling in gaps. #100DaysOfCode #GrowWithGoogle
R3D003: Re-doing Animal Trading Card (HTML/CSS) in @udacity Front End Nanodegree #100DaysofCode #GrowWithGoogle
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Friday was a holiday — thank you to all those who have served in the Armed Forces — so we skipped Field Guide Friday.

But now seems like a good time to talk about making websites accessible.

Here we go with Vol. 09!

#a11y
1/ Make sure information about accessible voting is easy to find.

Don’t make voters hunt through your site for information about access to polling places or how the accessible voting system works.
2/ Make information easy to read.

Start with large enough text and good contrast, but make it easy for voters to adjust the appearance to their own preferences.
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