Tech people need to stop excusing crappy accessibility with looks
No, "it looks better" is not an excuse to have terrible text contrast, among plenty of other things
Looking at you btw, Discord
@SigmaOne and then discord doesn't even look good
I'm not sure I can call what it does "working."
Honestly, I just don't understand _any_ of the "appeal" of Discord. I don't know why people would use it - I don't know why people would ask their friends or family to use it - and I can't fathom why people keep saying things like this.
So - because I honestly don't want to be the guy who's seen as "old man yelling at cloud" - what on EARTH is it that people like about it?
(I'll put aside, for now, that everything is likely in some other thing. And probably along with other things.)
HOPEFULLY what comes out of this is a way to fix the alternatives to be more appealing to folks in general, and not "truck gets disillusioned with the state of the internet again" (:
There are people who have installed Telegram just to talk to me, which... I need to fix by moving to some other alternative. Which I likely have to set up.
Matrix... I didn't like any of the clients (and I _think_ I tried them all... well, ok, I liked _one._ the weechat interface. But if folks don't want to use irc... they aren't going to want to use weechat to access matrix...) so I don't think I will suggest it...
I just don't care for it when folks choose something so... offputting... and then say "well there aren't any others"
Was in a meeting after an event that used Discord, multinational... some fellow from the US said "Well there aren't any others" and before I could offer any up, 5 alternatives were mentioned by 5 different people. The response: "oh... I didn't... know..."
@SigmaOne at least they could make an accessible theme with high contrast etc. available in settings
@SigmaOne way too many people in tech use high-end monitors or smartphones with superior color reproduction and dynamic range, and don't realize that many of their users are not so lucky
@SigmaOne "it looks better" doesn't work when I literally cannot see it.
@SigmaOne Webpages which may be accessed with a terminal browser are more readable there than in the graphical browsers.
Unfortunately most sites these days may not.
@SigmaOne I think this is true. I hope most people building websites and apps!
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