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Kent C. Dodds
You ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ it's ๐’ธ๐“Š๐“‰โ„ฏ to ๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ your tweets and usernames ๐–™๐–๐–Ž๐–˜ ๐–œ๐–†๐–ž. But have you ๐™ก๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™™ to what it ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ with assistive technologies like ๐“ฅ๐“ธ๐“ฒ๐“ฌ๐“ฎ๐“ž๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ป?
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Marcy Sutton Jan 9
Replying to @kentcdodds
Thank ๐Ÿ‘ you ๐Ÿ‘ Kent! (don't do the clap thing either, it's a huge pain in screen readers)
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Kent C. Dodds Jan 9
Replying to @marcysutton
This makes me wonder whether it's possible to configure a screen reader to read map those mathematical characters to the letter they're intended to represent in these tweets?
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Nicolas ๐Ÿ–• Chambrier Jan 9
Replying to @kentcdodds
I'd say globally tweets written this way usually have a content you can safely skip without missing it :')
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Nufflee Jan 9
Replying to @kentcdodds
well screen readers should fix that
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Kent C. Dodds Jan 9
Replying to @naholyr
And what about your username Nicolas?
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dev Jan 9
Replying to @kentcdodds
This is what a podcast at 3x speed sounds like
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Swizec Teller Jan 9
Replying to @kentcdodds
Hahahaha this is awesome ๐Ÿ˜‚ How can we help screen readers deal with this?
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Kent C. Dodds Jan 9
Replying to @Nufflee
Ummm... But those are totally valid mathematical characters. It's not the screen reader's problem.
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Kent C. Dodds Jan 9
Replying to @Dchatrades
Except without all the "mathematical sans-serif small 1" stuff
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Kent C. Dodds Jan 9
Replying to @Swizec @jack
Those are valid mathematical characters. The screen readers and doing the right thing. If you really want this, then lobby to support markdown.
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TygerKrash Jan 9
Replying to @kentcdodds
Ouch , all though Seems flawed that the font name is repeated for each character (or is that not what is happening here)
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Swizec Teller Jan 9
Replying to @kentcdodds @jack
Thatโ€™s how you lobby 1. Build tool on top of twitter 2. Make it popular 3. Get copied, hired, or acquired Well or shut down. May the odds be ever in my favor
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Kent C. Dodds Jan 9
Replying to @TygerKrash
That's not a font, those are mathematical characters that are abused to look like formatted text. The screen reader is doing it's job properly here.
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Kent C. Dodds Jan 9
Replying to @Swizec @jack
If you could avoid hurting people using assistive technologies in the process that would be good too.
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orlando stephen Jan 9
Replying to @kentcdodds
IMO, This is a platform / twitter developer problem, not a user problem. The web should let users have fun without detracting from function. That accessibility is this bad is not a single individuals fault for wanting to put cute text or emojis out there.
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ghost mom Jan 9
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Kent C. Dodds Jan 9
Replying to @stephenrivasjr
I think Twitter should support markdown too. That would be great. But because it doesn't and doing this is actually harmful to people, we should't just do it to be cute.
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Kent C. Dodds Jan 9
Replying to @radtoria
๐Ÿ˜‚
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Rob Neu Jan 9
Replying to @kentcdodds
So what you're saying is screen reading technology sucks?
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