I’m writing an article on the subject, but as a blind guy, I’m getting really really tired of people speaking for me. If you do accessibility or UX and really want to know what I want, or “need”, or what works best for me, then ask me.
@SteveSawczyn Can I take you up on that offer ?
Would it be ok to send you a DM?
You can absolutelly tell me to go away (without apologies or reasons)
@kyzh I definitely would not tell you to go away, please do send a DM. I'm relatively new to Mastodon, so yours may be the first DM I receive on here. :)
@bojkotiMalbona On the privacy front, it's sort of a mixed bag: Signal works great, Wickr does not, Telegram only sort of works ...
That's interesting, but I have to say #Signal is falsely positioned as #privacy respecting, when in fact Signal users are subjected to mass surveillance through Google Playstore & the by way of the requirement to have a mobile phone number which is then supplied to #OWS. #Wire is a bit more privacy respecting but still has issues.
Wire supports iOS, mac, windows, linux, android, and there's a browser app.
@SteveSawczyn this post is basically the usability advice I've been giving everyone
@ben I appreciate that, I really do. Here's hoping people are taking that advice and that others start giving it as well. :)
Accessibility is only as accessible as the questions we ask and the perspectives we shift.
The mastodon developers have a track record of rejecting out-of-hand the simplest of useability improvements, so I doubt it will happen here, tho.
@SteveSawczyn Might be a start-up idea. Was recently at a local web Meetup and they did not know where to go to test to a11y of a homepage/app, until someone remembered one knowledgeable partially blind guy from our city doing this occasionally. Could be a market.
@VictorVenema Hmm, it's definitely worth thinking about. There's lots of people though that would gladly give their thoughts for free if asked. Maybe there's an opportunity helping people connect.
@SteveSawczyn I am on a committee to create a global climate reference station network. https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/joc.5458
If someone in the open hardware movement were interested in creating instruments for such a network, I would be happy to support that and try to get this group to support that.
Even if I like working with my hands, I have been a computer scientist for my working life, to try to pull something like that off myself would be overly optimistic.
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