CW your emoji posts like these please! They’re hell for screen readers. Not only do they take age to finish reading out, they also are completely meaningless if not visualized.
(check the toot this one is a reply to) here’s an example to how a screen reader reads these posts: https://twitter.com/CatchTheseWords/status/1195742305761644544
@Siphonay@octodon.social if someone’s using monsterfork or a server that supports html they can also wrap <p aria-label="box of hand emoji pointing at a wolf">...</p> around it so the correct thing gets read
can also use aria-hidden="true" (or #!nosr ... #!sr on monsterfork) to tell screen readers to skip something
@Siphonay Or just write "Everyyyyybodyyyy pointing the moooouse!"
@Siphonay All those not-blind people in her comments saying things along the lines off "There should be a way to detect multiple emojis and just say it's emojiart." 🙄. Oh yes, I suppose because it bothers you to be mindful of what you publish, blind people should just loose access to emojis altogether.
@Siphonay Huuuu. There is also people who are like "This is why emojis must be canceled.". They are totally missing the point.
If you make a post with a long series of A or /, it would be the same problem. I know the sign bunny meme is terrible for this reason for example.
@Sylvhem or people using Unicode symbols that look like letters in their display names
@Siphonay Yes! Actually, I saw once a guy said something like "Screen-reader should just read this as normal letters.". And no, they shouldn't because they are different characters and because people using screen-reader can actually need to know this in the right context.
The problem is that people use those characters to make a visual and not a text.
@Siphonay I can see them and I still don't really get them..
@Siphonay This is information warfare
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