69.7% of FE devs never use a screen reader and 15.9% every now and then, which often probably only means that they’ve tried using one some time.

You don’t have to be a pro and use them every day, but at least know the basics. Help yourself with cheatsheets, like I do. 1/8
VoiceOver on desktop keyboard shortcuts (macOS). 2/8

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VoiceOver on mobile gestures (iOS). 3/8

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NVDA keyboard shortcuts (Windows). 4/8

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Talkback gestures (Android). 5/8
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JAWS keyboard shortcuts (Windows). 6/8

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Learn from @LeonieWatson how a screen reader user surfs the web. 8/8

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It'd be better for my personal well-being, if I'd stop caring about web accessibility and just use divs or whatever the fuck I believe is appropriate, like everyone else does, but before I do that, let me share a few bits of advice that are related to what triggered this tweet.
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Ha! I just had a great idea, I’ll make a “People you should consider following because they’re doing fantastic work.”- Advent calendar.
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