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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.

Done!

Date: 2017-04-24 04:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
I have boosted the signal.

Also, what a dick move from Discord.

Re: Done!

Date: 2017-04-24 04:52 am (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Possibly, but I suspect a more cohesive result could be gotten from a petition. Change.org is very good at that sort of thing. You could make a petition laying out the problem with the program, the company's obnoxious response, and what specifically needs to be done to fix that. Did they give you a threshold of upvotes at which they'll consider blind people actually matter? If so, use that to set the petition target. If not, guess and go for it anyway.

Re: Done!

Date: 2017-04-24 05:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Ping me again when it's up, I'm on Change.org too.

Re: Done!

Date: 2017-04-24 05:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
I don't know. I only use Change.org to sign petitions. But look around on their website -- they may have suggestions on what to do with finished petitions.

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