Hey, I have a blind friend who might want to join us on the Fediverse. Does anyone have a guide to accessibility etc that might be more useful than me just sending her a link to an instance?
Is that forum on blindzeln?
@artsyhonker I can say this: one of the power-users of the software my employer makes is blind. The best thing for accessibility has been them telling us when we've fucked it up.
@ben Yep. But I'm not a developer, and as a sighted person who doesn't even use a screenreader, I cannot easily tell my blind friend what software etc will work best for her to use Mastodon.
@artsyhonker I would recommend using the web UI as browsers generally work pretty well with accessibility software by default. You can install it as an app on most browsers.
@artsyhonker I know the answer is "yes," I have seen a guide about how to set up Mastodon's UI for better screenreader use, but I do not have the guide myself. :\
There is a CLI/text only client that may be useful. https://github.com/ihabunek/toot/blob/master/README.rst
@artsyhonker blind user here. There are at least several voiceover/talkback accessible clients to use, depending on her platform, plus fairly comprehensive list of instances to choose from. That’s what I did to get started, just googled popular mastodon instances. Feel free to touch base if you have questions.
@Leannefaith Thank you! I have had a few specific suggestions, so will start with those.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.