The Fediverse has a lot of blind or partially sighted members who use screen readers to listen to posts. Large groups of emoji make life difficult because the reader reads aloud each emoji's text description back to back.

βœ… You can make your posts more accessible to blind users' screen readers by only using individual emoji, and avoiding large groups of emoji.

For example πŸ˜ƒ is fine but πŸ˜€ πŸ˜† :bloblaugh: 😁 πŸ‘ πŸ˜ƒ 😜 πŸ€— :blobcatcoffee: causes problems.

#FediTip #MastoTip #Accessibility #A11y #Emoji

Hashtags can be difficult for blind people's screen readers, because the reading software may have trouble telling the words apart in the tag.

βœ… You can make hashtags screen reader friendly by using "CamelCase", where each word in the tag begins with a capital letter.

For example, #DogsOfMastodon is fine but #dogsofmastodon may cause problems.

#FediTips #MastoTips #Accessibility #A11y #Hashtags #ScreenReaders

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