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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 03:02 am (UTC)
houseburning: i took shelter in a world of flame (ghst)
From: [personal profile] houseburning
upvoted it! it's unbelievable that that's not understood to be a necessary feature! make a tumblr post maybe and stick it in whatever tags the visually impared community uses and see if maybe spreading awareness can get the issue resolved? i'd reblog it

Date: 2017-04-24 03:16 am (UTC)
houseburning: i took shelter in a world of flame (Default)
From: [personal profile] houseburning
sweet

Date: 2017-04-24 03:18 am (UTC)
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