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.

✅ 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 😃 is fine but 😀 😆 :bloblaugh: 😁 👍 😃 😜 🤗 :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.

✅ 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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@feditips another tip: avoid putting emojis at the start of a sentence (like the checks in theses posts).

@Nora @feditips Instead use the editors "unordered list" feature? (My guess, for the post above)

@ilanti @Nora @feditips That isn't always a thing! In fact plain Mastodon will actually even /drop those on the receiving end/, because apparently having only plain text is more important than getting the post's meaning across.

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