In case you're wondering what kind of spam #FDroid is receiving, here's one fresh from our junk folder. 😅
𝑀𝑦 𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑋𝑋𝑋 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑌𝑌𝑌 𝑎 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑑𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑦. 𝑊𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝐹-𝐷𝑟𝑜𝑖𝑑. 𝐶𝑎𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝 𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑣𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑔𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑑𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑠𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑠 𝑜𝑟 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑧𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛?
Well, we don't bother users with advertisements and we don't have any sales or monetization either. However, we appreciate each and every donation we're receiving. ❤️
@fdroidorg Note, when you use the Unicode math characters to create "italic" text, it will not be readable to screen readers, as they do not know it's regular text. Your "italic" portion in the post above is read by VoiceOver as "dot h h h".
I've written a blog post about this with some info: https://blog.nytsoi.net/2019/12/12/alt-text-for-text
@pitbuster Yeah they should. And so ... whose problem does that make it?
Governments should step up their game, too! So many traffic lights do not have any sounds, so many buildings are not wheelchair-accessible, so many public events rely on people to be able to hear the speakers. Gosh, I do hope that changes very soon!
But it's not going to, is it?
So we can do the best we can to help out each other (only when *asked to*, that is). Educators, guides, interpreters, good friends, kind strangers. Because it is human to support each other, is it not? Does that change on the internet, just because not using those fancy symbols would be inconvenient?
We can open Github issues for NVDA. We can contact Apple support. But while we wait for overworked volunteers or big corporations to solve this, perhaps we all can step up our game, too?
my favourite solution is “have a different posting medium than mastodon that allows formatting such as italics and aria descriptions”
mine isn’t finished or connected to activitypub yet,
but it’s enough for me to know I can just post my more complicated posts on that someday
@pitbuster It's not an argument, it's a fact. Screenreaders handle such text badly. Removing it would take nothing from the visual experience here; the quote could have been rendered in plain text.
Charitably, perhaps you're trying to optimize responsibility for a solution and you might be right but doing so implies it's not worth anyone doing anything until that solely responsible software maker does. We all can play a part here. @nicd @fdroidorg
@fdroidorg Is there a "non leading" advertising company? That being said, in my company I'd totally forward the person to my boss before he had breakfast since his mood is pretty fitting around that time.
@fdroidorg And besides, the most advertising you do is reporting new app updates on this account, so º\O.o/º
@fdroidorg I'm genuinely curious if any of those people in those "leading advertising companies" have ever downloaded and tried F-Droid for themselves.
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