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[personal profile] mirrorofsmoke
So. Discord, the wildly popular chat program isn't accessible for visually impaired persons. Not even the phone app is accessible.

People have put up requests for accessibility, but the devs call it a "quality of life"feature, and actually had the balls to suggest to a totally blind Mac user that he should just use Zoom instead of Voiceover. For those of you who don't know, Zoom is a program that greatly increases the size of text. So, it's the equivalent of telling a deaf person to just turn their computer volume up.

But, they say that if they can get enough upvotes, then they'll consider the feature. So, I'm going to share their idea, because I've been fighting with Discord all day because literally nothing is accessible beyond creating an account and changing a few user settings and all of us are frustrated.

So, if people would be so kind as to upvote this feature request or leave comments that say you think that an app which has a focus on community shouldn't segregate part of that community, we'd be mighty grateful.

Here is the request page.

And [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith could you share this as well? Better yet, if any of you want to share this, please do.

Date: 2017-04-24 01:33 am (UTC)
lb_lee: A happy little brain with a bandage on it, surrounded by a circle and the words LB Lee. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lb_lee
Wow, what a shitty thing. And what a gross way for the devs to respond. I mean, for peat's sake, Discord is text, you'd think it'd be the exact thing for access! *sigh*

Date: 2017-04-24 02:51 am (UTC)
lb_lee: A dark skinned, blondhaired androgyne making a snarky face. (oplz)
From: [personal profile] lb_lee
I mean, can't even IRC do that? If you're getting beaten by IRC, life's gotten BAD, man!

--Mori

Date: 2017-04-24 03:16 am (UTC)
lb_lee: The Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, doubled over laughing. From Justice League International #7 (bwa-hah-ha)
From: [personal profile] lb_lee
Man. It's like the slogan of oldversion.com "Newer doesn't equal better."

--Rogan/Mori

Date: 2017-04-24 03:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] houseburning
even better - it's text and VOICE. it has a built in voice chat. but no accessibility for visually impaired people to access the voice chat portion!

Date: 2017-04-24 03:20 am (UTC)
lb_lee: M.D. making a shocked, confused face (serious thought)
From: [personal profile] lb_lee
Whaaaaaat that's such bullshit.

--Mori/Rogan (Morogan?)

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