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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 01:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beasts_of_homeworld
ughhhh discord, why you such failbuckets.

we want to upvote this SO MUCH but we can't access discord either - even just to sign up or sign in. guess discord don't want us to be able to register an opinion, huh? you can't even vote without signing up, which we can't do. way to silence the people you most need to hear from, discord. if you can't report the bug because of the bug, how will they find out about the bug? ...anyway.

hey discord - accessibility isn't a perk, it's a core design element. it's ESSENTIAL. good gods.

furthering the enforced isolation and segregation of disabled people for no reason is just utter bullshit.

love and hugs for all of you, and we're totally sharing this as soon as we have the spoons to write a post. <3 <3 <3
Edited Date: 2017-04-24 01:44 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-24 02:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lb_lee
accessibility isn't a perk, it's a core design element. it's ESSENTIAL.

Yeah. I mean, if I can make my freakin' COMICS accessible, what's Discord's excuse? They should be mostly text anyway! Beh.


Date: 2017-04-24 03:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] houseburning
wow that is really terrible! it didn't occur to me that you couldn't even upvote because they're not even accessible enough to make an account!


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