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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: 2017-05-18 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jazzyjj
Just discovered this entry earlier tonight, and have been reading it and the subsequent comments. As a VoiceOver user myself, I am not happy about this. I'm wondering if AppleVis knows about it. I vaguely recall this app being mentioned on AppleVis but I'll have to double-check. In addition I will link to your entry over at my journal. Shame on those devs for doing such a thing. Apple even has very good info on their site about making things accessible. I'm not a developer myself but have seen this info firsthand. I even watched a video that demonstrates how to make apps accessible, and the Apple employees conducting that particular workshop did a fabulous job. So in my books there's absolutely no excuse for this crap.

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