Changeling's Guide to Discord for Screen Reader Users has been updated to reflect the exciting new changes. You'll want to pay close attention to sections dealing with the user interface. https://www.starshipchangeling.net/discord I'll be adding something new to the guide as a whole next week.
In just under an hour and 45 minutes, i'll be streaming some Jackbox games in my Discord server, starting with you Don't know Jack. Join the server at https://discordapp.com/invite/T88qYW6
Tomorrow at high noon Eastern, I'll be going live in my Discord server with some Jackbox Games. You can join the server at https://discordapp.com/invite/T88qYW6
Question for anybody who uses a screenreader or other accessibility software on GNU/Linux, or knows anything about them: What DE/WM should I recommend to someone who wants to try using one?
I have a friend who's blind and deaf, and his main system runs Debian with no gui installed. He uses BRLTTY to read his TTY with a mechanical braille display.
He also has two windows systems that he uses for some things, with NVDA and JAWS set to output to his braille display.
He emailed me recently saying that he's fed up with a lot of the things Microsoft is doing with Windows 10, and he wants to try using a GUI on his Debian system so he can browse websites that won't work from a terminal browser, and do other things that he's using the windows computers for right now.
Has anyone tried using a few DEs with a screenreader? I think anything that works well with a screenreader should work with his braille device. boosts appreciated
What is... The Internet?
Asexual Dating Apps, People being Foolish
If you're on a dating app for Asexuals, and you're honestly surprised why the person you're talking to isn't married and/or doesn't have children, I'm left wondering if you're aware of the community you're interacting with. I know some Aces are married and do have children, but to not have those things should not warrant a person to feel like we need to explain the lack of a partner or offspring in our own community.
I just realized I live in a world where i get to choose to believe that people remembered my birthday on their own or saw it on Facebook and pretended to remember, and the result is my birthday present is it's so easy to give people the benefit of the doubt for 24 hours.
Just told my office mate I was looking forward to his being out of the office later this week so I could keep the lights off. he nicely informed me the lights in this office have never worked, and I've just been flipping the switch for no reason. #BlindProblems
Heads-up! If you’re one of those accounts that has status updates in your display name, like X is going to Y event, I’m hitting the unfollow button faster then the A&B buttons when you get knocked down in mike Tyson’s Punch Out!. Ain’t nobody got time to listen to the same sentence over and over.
From the Starship Changeling with a URL+
When you wear a jacket not because you’re cold, but because the numbers on the thermometer have fallen so low that being seen without a jacket upsets the humans and brings out their inner parent.
just a reminder to please please PLEASE use an image description whenever you can, even if it's literally as short as "a pic of me" or "me" or "cat" it makes the website more accessible to everyone and is a feature that's very easy to use! there's even an automatic caption generator in the image description field (it's in the "edit" secton if you click "detect text from picture")
Blindness, language limits
One of these days when someone asks me to explain to them how I see the world as a blind person, I will have the fortitude to say, "I'd like to, but I can't. So much of language is based on a visual orientation to the world, that there are virtually no words to account for the rest of the multidimensional experience. The result is those doors are permanently locked to you." ... Or something like that.