Free accessibility tips from my wife, a professional UX designer who does a lot of accessibility work:
1. Keep your image descriptions short, simple, and descriptive. Try to limit it to a single tweet-length.
2. Don’t do both alt-text AND a visible image description. This will result in screenreaders reading your caption twice.
3. Use camel case in your hashtags.
Harry Potter fandom has been busy organising some positivity of awesomeness...
I've recently given a presentation on how to maintain healthy online communities. I mention federation and mastodon in it (cause of course one must do so). Would love to hear what you people here think: https://www.bobaboard.com/healthy-communities
Hey kiwis, the PM says they want to give us a few extra public holidays to help stimulate travel around the country. Sounds like the perfect time to create a public holiday for Matariki, the Aotearoa new year. We have public holidays for the British new year (which happens in the middle of winter there, as Matariki does here) so let's have some for our own too! If you support this, here's a petition you can sign:
Oh. My. God.
YOU CAN STILL POUR DIRTY WATER DOWN THE SINK YOU IDIOTS
Kids are having sponge baths because water is off.
We have stored water, this shouldn't be that hard, but MY GOD sometimes my family don't use their brains.
*fields a million stupid questions*
I lost the 'anti-logging' (a la The Lorax) prompt when my swapped prompts were re-rolled to fix a duplicated-prompt bug. So sad. But they still turned out really good.
Signups go on through May 23, so there's still a few days left if anyone wants to sign up and get their own card!
So I've had a couple of write-off days in terms of fandom interaction and writing because I can't face the computer right now, but I've sorted some of my sewing backlog and done some laundry.
Got a phone call on Monday for an MRI on Tuesday, and I guess yesterday was a recovery day, so.
We'll see what today brings.
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