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I finally decided to move here, so I figure it might be worth a new intro since I have more room here. Hi, I'm Piotr. I'm a bit of a geek, so most of what I'll be posting will be tech related, very often with an emphasis on blind accessibility since I can't see myself. I'm also a huge gamer, so game accessibility is of particular interest. I often stream games with @talon as @pg13lp. I also love anything audio production related, especially sound design. I've done audio for a bunch of games, IE most of @talon's, but I also created a lot of notification and UI sounds under CC attribution with a few friends on currentlyuntitled.design. If you need custom audio for an app or game feel free to hit me up! Other than that I really love anything SCI-Fi, LitRPG, retro tech, and more things I didn't think of when writing this lol.

OK because the crossposter did something funky with that link, let's do this manually. There's a fanmade Zelda Ocarina Of Time recompilation project, and for the upcoming versions the devs with help from some testers have started incorporating accessibility features like text to speech and extra audio queues to help with navigation. Needless to say the original game never had anything like this. videogameschronicle.com/news/z

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Never in my life I thought this would be a game I might get to play. It's pretty amazing how much game modding has opened up for accessibility. It sounds like the audio queues fit into the game sound design really well as well
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RT @superblindman
Cool thing alert! Cool thing alert! The blind may soon be able to play Ocarina of Time! How? Here's how. videogameschronicle.com/news/z
twitter.com/superblindman/stat

modern web browsers are kinda like US politics because you have
- the evil one
- the "at least its not the evil one" one

An AI-generated blog auto-spawns dozens of posts per day, and many are victims of what I'll call the Baltimore Orioles Effect, in which AI mixes two very different things with similar names.
https://www.aiweirdness.com/baltimore-orioles-effect/

#Metatext 1.5.1:

- Fixed emoji placement on iOS 15
- Fixed notification ordering issue

Now available: https://apps.apple.com/app/metatext/id1523996615?mt=8

⚠️ WARNING: Since the last release of Metatext, a shady company has begun releasing spyware/scams disguised as social networking software under the name “Meta”. Please ensure you only download authentic Metabolist software and not poor quality imitations ⚠️

This looks really terrifying at a first glance, but ultimately it’s better for security. Other stores like fDroid aren't affected and and there'll be an option to allow this that requires biometric/face authentication to allow accessibility access.
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RT @MosenAtLarge
If I'm undermstanding this correctly, could this break Commentary? Android 13 will block sideloaded apps from using accessibility features 9to5google.com/2022/0…
twitter.com/MosenAtLarge/statu

Pinafore v2.2.0 

Features

- Subscriptions (i.e. "notify me when this account posts") (Thanks @oreolek!)
- Option to center the nav bar on large screens (Thanks Rylan Cates!)

Bugfixes

- Misskey poll support (Thanks @k for reporting!)

To get the update, simply refresh your browser. Enjoy!

https://github.com/nolanlawson/pinafore/releases/tag/v2.2.0

Apologies to the blind and partially sighted community for not adding image descriptions on my work above which I posted for my #introduction. Being new to the space, I was unaware of how to do that previously, but I know now that some helpful community members have pointed it out to me.

I'm posting again here in case you wanted to read the descriptions on the work posted in my intro. Enjoy!

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Many of these games are very playable (last 2 volumes even include talking room codes), so if you have some friends to play with, either locally or online they're worth it. The classic YDKJ titles are also very fun.
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RT @Steam
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store.steampowered.com/sale/fr


twitter.com/Steam/status/15200

This doesn't seem to have landed on social media yet, but I just accidentally discovered the Mac version of VoiceDream reader is out of beta in a $4.99 monthly subscription. I've been testing it for a while and if you read a lot and use the iOS version it's totally worth it.

If you really like a third party Fediverse app, give them money. I'm noticing more and more developers burned out and just directing people to use the official mobile apps. In the case of Mastodon, for example, the official app removed a ton of functionality that makes the Fediverse more manageable and usable. #MastoDev #Fediverse #Mastodon #Apple #Android

Please, if you are an open source maintainer, do not do this!

Not only is potential important informationed locked away and fragmented in this case, but you are also forcing people to register to another platform.
Also worst case, you are also having this part of information on some platform which is not made for documenting such stuff like Discord in this case.

#open #source #maintaining #discord #documentation #issues #project #management

If you updated to the latest telegram version and found yourself annoyed with the extra regressions, at least when it comes to flicking through messages I find the focus jumps only if you're swiping left. Scrolling back and then swiping right to read through works more consistently.

Have a calm and happy easter if you celebrate. If you don't celebrate anything today, Have a great day regardless.

This made the rounds recently but it's worth repeating. Thread TLDR: Audio drivers on recent Del comnputers cause memory leaks when used with screen readers eventually crashing the system. There's a workaround but it trades one set issues for another. Avoid buying Dels if you can
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RT @NTCarver0
for users: Many @Dell machines--including expensive desktops & laptops--ship with a bug which starves devices of their reso…
twitter.com/NTCarver0/status/1

this guy caught his friend's Prius getting struck by lightning, and it looks like someone in the car just used Fenix Down

To help blind Ukrainian refugees, blindsquare just made their event app work in a 1000km area covering Ukraine and neighboring countries. If you get the app while in one, it’ll keep working globally. Certain other companies loudly declaring support could learn a lot here
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RT @BlindSquareGPS
On March 31st, a Ukrainian BlindSquare user asked us for help on behalf of fellow persons who are blind & partially sighted in Ukraine. We to…
twitter.com/BlindSquareGPS/sta

Frame thrower has to be the coolest name for 3d animation software,
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RT @newsycombinator
The computers used to do 3D animation for Final Fantasy VII in 1996 lunduke.substack.com/p/the-com
twitter.com/newsycombinator/st

In short, I can totally recommend getting domains from Porkbun to fellow screen reader users. Not only their prices tend to be slightly cheeper than namecheep, but also they're now doing proper accessibility improvements without resorting to overlays.

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In this month's newsletter Porkbun mentioned making some screen reader improvements to their page. As it happened I bought a domain with them last year and transfered one to them out of namecheep when they started using an accessibility overlay. Well as it happened I needed to renew a domain so took a look around and yeah, there's clearly been a lot of work done. In particular editing DNS records which used to have a lot of unlabeled clickables for the edit/delete icons now are proper buttons.

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