I wish more musical artists would add their lyrics to their videos on YouTube as subtitle tracks.
Honestly, that is one thing I actually do miss from ’90s MTV. A lot of the videos they ran back then actually did have closed captioning… and there are some songs I would have had absolutely no chance at figuring out the lyrics to otherwise.
(I also vaguely remember a show on MTV where they would run music videos with a karaoke-style bouncing ball. Interestingly, these didn’t always agree with what the closed captioning said the lyrics were for the same songs…)
It would be really nice if the people of tumblr who care about ableism have usable blogs for dyslexic users. Like sorry I have a hard time reading that post about equality seeing as how it’s in 12pt italicized font. Italicized words are the worst.
Hi friend have you heard of open dyslexic? It’s only for chrome I think but it changes almost all fonts to one that’s easy for our brains to read. You can get the extension in the app store thing chrome has.
This, incidentally, is a big part of why it irritates me when people post multiple-paragraph-long walls of text as screenshots, rather than copying and pasting the text. It’s impossible to change it to a more readable font/color using plugins like that, and I usually end up giving up rather than slogging through it.
im doing a statistically valid survey. please reblog and enlarge the sample size, likely adding people who generally agree with you, if you agree with the point im trying to make
like the post and leave it to fester in obscurity if you disagree
I especially ~love~ the “reblog if you agree, like if you disagree” ones, because that makes no sense even by the bizarre semantics of Tumblr interactions. Only like this post if you dislike it, but not if you like it?
How does anyone look at a room with these acoustics and think “this is a good place for our poster session?”
Ow ow ow ow ow.
(Yeah, I can entirely relate to this…)
Those teensy little accessibility things
Dear authors of the world,
When you set up your text document before you send it to me, the editor, please make sure your type is set to ‘black’ and not ‘auto’.
Interestingly, in LibreOffice on Linux, the behavior is exactly the opposite of what you’ve described: “auto” makes the text readable against a dark background, while setting the font color explicitly to black makes it invisible.