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So, I have a Mastodon client, Matrix client, SMS... all on my phone. Now I just need a good, accessible IRC client.

@devinprater

2 Questions:
1. What does 'accessable' mean for phone irc clients in your case?
2. Doesn't Matrix offer irc bridges? (I thought that was something they continued to push for.)

@Truck Buttons labeled with text, and incomming messages read aloud. Also yeah I forgot about IRC ridges, maybe I can try that with the irc.linux-a11y.org server I visit sometimes.

@devinprater

I don't see any _specific_ mention of that irc server having a bridge - but I only did a simple search for it. As I'm not on that server (or even set up for matrix right this minute; that comes later this month after some healing time) I don't know if there is one or not.

It would seem a very appropriate use case, so ... if they don't, maybe ask for someone to get one set up? (:

Also interested in any irc clients you find. I'll check the one I used on an android tablet... I'm assuming the phone is android?

@devinprater Hmm. I definitely used to use one. Pretty sure it was from F-Droid, even. But I'd have to look up the name again, because I can't recall it right now.

@Mayana @devinprater

I like Weechat a lot - it has an Android client in F-Droid. But I think you have to have a Weechat server set up and I don't know about accessibility. (Though it can also be accessed via Glowing Bear in a web-browser.)

@devinprater I'd use my matrix client to connect to bridged IRC channels e.g. those on libera.chat.

@devinprater Bridge talks both IRC and matrix protocols.
Matrix home server operator have to deploy it and IRC side have to tollerate it.
Libera chat is running matrix home server along side the IRC services allowing access through matrix.
Mozilla is also doing it like that, GNOME, KDE and some others too.
Matrix.org guys are running some other bridges.

@pvagner @devinprater Matrix IRC bridges need to be set up to bridge a specific IRC network. Biboumi, an XMPP IRC bridge, doesn't have that limitation.

I don't know what the accessibility aspects of Conversations are, I only know that Conversations together with e.g. disroot's IRC bridge xmpp:irc.disroot.org is the best IRC client for me that I've used on Android.

@clacke @devinprater For that matter #Conversations for #Android is most accessible #XMPP client of all times. Not only it is it packet with all the usefull and cool features, it's completelly #accessible with screen reading apps. I guess the developers haven't specifically considered accessibility but are using UI controls native to the platform applying standard design patterns.

@pvagner @clacke What’s the best Xmpp pr'ovider? Conversations requires a capcha.

@devinprater @pvagner Disroot seems cool enough, but apparently they don't accept new registrations during weekends.

I can't provide much guidance as I'm lucky enough to have an XMPP account with my uni computer club, so I haven't looked into providers much.
I was going to say "or maybe riseup", but:
> Riseup’s XMPP service (also known as Jabber) has been deprecated, and will cease operations in August 2021.
riseup.net/en/chat
@clacke @devinprater @pvagner I can recommend disroot too, the registration is not easy because you need to wait for approval, but it worth waiting. They also provide cloud, mail, cryptopads, all in one account.

@northern_dude @devinprater @clacke If you would like to get email, files @nextcloud , pad, XMPP and more, really go for @disroot . If you only would like to get XMPP, try out jabbim.com

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