So maybe I’ve been brainstorming some Halloween ideas. And maybe it’s coming up 2am and I thought posting some unsuccessful pen doodle from last night would be a great idea. What even is this blog.
Dear Tumblr users:
There’s a cultural thing on Tumblr that if people changed just a little, would be a big accessibility win. You know the technique of linking to the source of content with just a linked “X”, eg: [x], or numbers, eg 1, 2, and 3? Please don’t do this.
That tiny “X” makes a tiny, tiny target. It’s hard to see if you have vision impairments or other visual processing issues. It’s hard to navigate to with a mouse for users with mobility issues, and a nearly impossible target for many people with small touch screens. For screen reader users, it simply announces as “link: X” and can be very difficult to understand out of context. For people with cognitive processing issues, it’s a link that tells the user nothing about its destination.
And most of these limitations can also be problems for able-bodied people!
Instead, using meaningful link text. Some examples might be
For a video, the title of the video is a pretty good choice, eg “How Blind People Use Twitter & You Tube on the iPhone 4S”. Or “Source”, or “source at YouTube”, or “video source”.
It’s a little thing which can be hugely beneficial to people with disabilities. Thanks, and I hope you consider changing how you link.
(Please reblog, too!)
I would like to note that it also sucks from a general UI perspective. Even for those without cognitive issues, a small interactive target can still be a pain, especially on touch devices. Most operating system guidelines have a minimum sizing for buttons or interactive targets for this reason. Using an [x], or 1, etc. would be below the minimum.
REVISED. (and touched up a bit…)
In the total of ‘elven’. In this, people were put in the total and more specific breakdowns are shown only if the types are more specific/more specifically divulged upon by the individual.
…although you’ve made me realise that a standard elf is still specific in and of itself (and it would be MNe.elf, probably…), so you’ve punched a hole in my categorisation system, well done! x_x
Starting to unfollow people…
Been counting the types of folk that have come through EDMC’s doors… These are the current statistics… (still a lizard pit)
A therianthrope (therian) experiences therianthropy.
An otherkin experiences… otherkinship? otherkinism? otherkinity? otherkin-ness?
I sent a reply to this, but I wanted to comment a little further -
Otherkinism sounds like a religion, which it ain’t.
Otherkinity just sounds really weird to me. I don’t even know what “real” word this was formed in parallel from. (unlike “—ism”, which at least understand where it came from.)
Otherkinship sounds… I dunno… bland? Weird, anyway. Not like what I am/have/am experiencing.
I picked Otherkin-ness as best-fit for that kind of abstract noun place in a sentence, if I’m not allowed to say “experiences … being otherkin”, but really, I don’t think we have a good one.
(Do we need one? I don’t know.)
I’ve personally never really cared for such a label. Besides, I don’t really consider myself experiencing otherkin as a broad term, just that I experience ‘elf’/elvennness/whatever (I think that one has multiple possible writings too), and that just categorically lies in otherkin.
go to a random wikipedia article and replace the first noun of the first sentence with “My gender”.
"My gender is a heavy metal compilation album by various artists, released as a heavy metal tribute album to Frank Sinatra."
"My gender is an extensible, modular, component-based C++ simulation library and framework, primarily for building network simulators."
My Gender is “Dark Reign" (a computer game).
(I misread the “rules” there for a second and thought I was going to get to say “My gender is Morning Star.”)
My gender is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 151 games in the National Hockey League.
Intro/Feedback text complete for Darkfang Archive. I just need to get the right screenshots and diagrams to finish. It should be posted this week. :)