You know that thing where people make fun of a terrible opinion by writing it in a mixture of upper and lower case? It's probably not a good idea.

Screenreader software used by blind or partially-sighted people interprets capital letters as the beginning of a word.

This means that a phrase written as "FiNe PEopLe oN BoTh siDeS" will sound like gibberish.

If accessibility matters to you, try to avoid doing this.

#FediTips #Accessibility #A11y

@@feditips ... okey, but isn't it the whole point to visualize that gibberish?

@MinameH @feditips It's easy enough to think that as a sighted individual where we have the ability to see what is said. But doing it, rejects people that can't see, or that otherwise use screen readers because they have struggles reading, from being able to know what is said, which one might be able to know if it's something simple, but too much, it overloads.

We have the option to see and hear. Not everyone has the ability to do both, so only letting a person see what's actually said through one of those methods.. it takes away that ability for people who can't use both methods of taking in what is written.

@jase @feditips so to not reject blind people, we shouldn't make such joke anymore? Kind of... feels not 100 % right


@MinameH @jase @feditips we can make jokes about terrible opinions without excluding blind people from being able to hear the joke
it's not *making jokes* that's the problem, it's making jokes with a "sighteds only" barrier on them

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