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Just wrote a piece about the importance of #accessible communication design during pandemic times. medium.com/@thetuttingtut…
Here's a summary of my recommendations!
• Use a banner, not a pop-up
• Use high contrast for text
• Use sentence case instead of title case or all caps
• Use unique and specific text for links
• Compile all your resources in one place
• Make lists brief and scannable
I included notes about how companies are treating their workers. @Grubhub is not providing paid leave. Other companies are increasing access to paid leave and providing pay raises, bonuses, and PPE. So what gives?

Also support @amazon @WholeFoods & @Instacart workers on strike!
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Thinking of taking your loved one out of #longtermcare during the #covid19 ? There is *no easy answer*. But here are few things to think about:
1) Do they need to be transferred (bed / toilet / shower) and how would you do that?
2) Do they need a Hoyer lift? (thread continues)
3) Do you have the medications and expertise to provide the medical care?
4) Are you in danger of infecting other vulnerable members of your household?
5) How will you support them if they have dementia?
6) Do you have knowledge on how to support #incontinence & the products?
7) Who will you call if they get sicker either with #Covid19 or their underlying #health issues?
8) are they going to lose their #placement in the #nursinghome (in Ontario - the answer would be yes)
9) who else in your home needs care?
10) how will you support #socialengagement?
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1/So there was lots of talk at @AACNursing #AACNdoc20 re: #Nursing #PhD pipeline, getting folx esp prelicensure students ‘excited’ about #nursingscience & the #BStoPhD

I totally revamped our #nursingresearch & #innovation course @UMassAmherst last fall to do just that

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2/ I told the Asst Dean when I took it on that regardless of the learning objectives for the course I had only 1 GOAL:

That by the end of the semester, these students would be EXCITED!-or at very least, just a little bit CURIOUS-about a career in #nursingscience & #innovation
3/ A note about context: This was a course of ~85 Accel BS students, taught in an urban campus that is geographically ~40mins drive from main @UMassAmherst campus, in the . The classroom assigned had no windows. Class ran 8am-1030am Weds, before more courses. I say this b/c....
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If you enjoyed my Avatar Thread / #YubiViews / Anything else I do and u wanna support me, here's a small thread of how you can! You are never obliged to do so, and I am exceedingly grateful for all and any support in all its forms!

Let's go! 1/7
1) The simplest way? Retweet stuff. It helps so much! I do a lot of stuff in the #DnD and #TTRPG circles, so it's great when people see my stuff!

2) I have a Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/itsyubi Slinging me a coffee means so much to me and I am so grateful for each one!

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3) I have a podcast! It's a #ttrpg #podcast DM'd by me, a pan, #nonbinary human, with a main campaign in #DnD5e and loads of other systems! We're full of #LGBTQ rep in cast and story, we've got goofs, plot, giveaways, and spook galore! @TheMortalPath for eps!

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Alright time for an updated Twitter #Accessibility guide!

Here are SOME easy ways to make your tweets more #Accessible:

- Use camel case in hashtags (capitalize the first letter of each word! #DisabilityRights)
- Turn image descriptions ON in settings and USE THEM ALWAYS!
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- add accurate captions to videos; there are free apps to help!

- add GIF descriptions in your main tweet or the one immediately following.

- Avoid excessive emojis in your display name (it’s awful with screenreaders!)

#Accessibility #Disability 2/?
- Avoid special fonts in tweets, name displays, etc. (beside bad legibility, these are symbols w/ actual meanings that get said by screen readers instead of your intended purpose & it’s AWFUL to listen to)

- avoid tweets with extreme spacing/formatting (ex: “handshake” meme)
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1/6 HOW TO SET GOOD GUIDELINES FOR VOTING SYSTEMS
1) Consult with #cybersecurity experts
2) Do what they say
House bill #HR3351 says "the voter shall have the option to mark his or her ballot by hand." That's good. That's what the majority of cybersecurity experts recommend.
2/6 HOW NOT TO SET GUIDELINES FOR VOTING SYSTEMS
Senate bill #SecureElectionsAct sets up a panel of "independent experts on #ElectionSecurity" then fills it with ppl who are NOT #security experts. If you have to have heart surgery - do you want a surgeon or a hospital admin?
3/6 The #SecureElectionsAct has #bipartisan support, but contrary to current narrative it is NOT less intrusive to states - just less effective. It still sets up standards - but instead of specific ones, they are undefined & will be determined later by a panel of non-security ppl
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Here's how this kind of thing works:
1. Right-wing website doesn't interview anyone about the workshop.
2. Website's followers send threats/promise to show up & disrupt.
3. Workshop privacy settings changed for safety.
4. Website authors/followers outraged about privacy settings.
I have yet to read an article in a conservative publication that explains that (a) faculty voluntarily do professional development to become more effective teachers, (b) it's typical for universities to have teaching centers that help faculty with this development, and. . .
(c) there's an entire body of rigorously peer-reviewed literature, based on sound social science, that guides the development of teaching centers' workshops. Faculty developers and instructional designers don't make this stuff up out of thin air.
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@NoomCoach I am on day 2 of my 14-day trial, and I am almost ready to cancel right now. 1/ I generally advocate for #bodyacceptance and #healthateverysize #HAES, so I am skeptical of all "diets" particularly the rhetoric around restriction and bad calorie science
@NoomCoach 2/ Your app/program claims to have a different relationship to food and value than other diet programs. And while I appreciate the gesture at not labeling foods "good" and "bad" your color-coding system is basically the equivalent
@NoomCoach 3/ Your calorie logic is *EXACTLY THE SAME* as every other diet program out there--weight loss is a simple equation between calories in/calories out. Which btw is overly simplistic. You basically have a teched-up revamp of @WeightWatchers_
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The WCAG guidelines are intended to aid designers and developers with creating #accessible websites and apps. But it gets really technical really fast. So for beginners, I try to focus on the actionable parts of the guidelines, namely the P.O.U.R. concepts
(cc @JustineLom)
The first category in P.O.U.R. is Perceivable. This means that users must be able to perceive the information being presented – it cannot be invisible to all of their senses.
Questions: Is there anything on our website or app that a person with a disability would not be able to perceive? Does this work with different types of assistive technology devices? Make sure to think of all the different types of disabilities.
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Great question Wojtek and thanks for the chance to answer Sorry it'll need a (massive - take a toilet break, grab a cuppa and a comfy chair) threaded response as my tweet kept growing !! 👇👇
So #SAtSD is an attempt to create a shared collaborative approach to designing public services in Scotland. We are co-producing the approach based on collective thinking and actions across orgs and sectors that design and / or deliver public services in Scotland.
That currently includes many people and service design champions from @scotgov @DigitalOfficeLG, various parts NHS in Scotland, as well as many different public bodies, local authorities, private and third sector orgs.
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Looking for definitive best practices for #semanticHTML structure so that #accessible technologies like voice readers do the best job possible on complex web pages.

Help? @mattmay @jmspool @MrAlanCooper
#ux #webdesign
Specifically, sections:
- nesting - yes/no (it feels too much like nested tables to me - does it trip up screen readers?)
- use H2 instead of H1 (despite multiple H1s being "ok")?
- when/where/how to use ARIA role=heading for divs?
HTML structure is high level, few.
Content types, granular, many.

Have found (in no particular order)

* Semantics and Accessibility: Heading Structure
accessiblehtmlheadings.com

* Schema.org

* HTML5Test.org
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Annoyed thread: A person named Kris Lint, who has left a whopping 327 comments on the SyFy channel’s website, decided to write an extended comment on my interview on #disability & scifi about how he can’t think of one #disabled person who knows who wouldn’t “jump for a cure.”
Kris says disabilities aren’t things people want, just things people are forced to overcome. Kris says no parent wants a disabled child.
Kris then proceeded to say I’m ignorant for thinking tech should aim to create a more #accessible world rather than focus exclusively on cure. If anyone out there knows Kris Lint, leading commenter on the SyFy channel website, please tell them to kindly fuck all of the way off.
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@aditimukherji @ReisingerAndy @IPCC_CH @climate_haiku #Accessible (text) version, original (picture) version found above:

We wrote this report

at your request, and with care.

Will you listen, please?

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@aditimukherji @ReisingerAndy @IPCC_CH @climate_haiku We're at 1 degree

now and it will hit 1.5

within three decades

(2/19, 17 more tweets to go)
@aditimukherji @ReisingerAndy @IPCC_CH @climate_haiku Past emissions will

warm the Earth for centuries –

but there's still a choice
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Dear white sisters & brothers in #TORONTO,

I’m asking you a question that may make you uncomfortable, that may make you recoil, that may make you hide, &/or that may make you retaliate in various ways.

You are the majority of people who vote.
Your vote has impacted our lives.
Yes white sisters & brothers, your. Your vote has impacted our lives.

#TORONTO #TOpoli #ElectionTO

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This thread is not about making you feel guilty. Know that I write this with love to you because I love you & want better for our City. In order for our City to thrive we must work towards certain goals together.

We must ensure #CommunityWellness!

#TORONTO #TOpoli #ElectionTO
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