@marcozehe Thank you for the shout-out on your blog! Really appreciate it, and I hope to continue to improve accessibility in the future. 🙂 https://marcozehe.wordpress.com/2019/11/05/nolan-lawson-shares-what-he-has-learned-about-accessibility/
* Many improvements to VoiceOver accessibility on iOS 13!
* Added a popup menu for switching servers in case the regular swipe controls are annoying to use. Long press the bottom right button to access it.
* Some small visual fixes for dark mode.
* Fixed scrollbars on iOS 13.
The accessibility changes are unfortunately limited to iOS 13 only, since that version contains some good improvements to the APIs that made the work a lot easier.
New blog post: "What I’ve learned about accessibility in SPAs" https://nolanlawson.com/2019/11/05/what-ive-learned-about-accessibility-in-spas/
A brand spanking new Synapse release candidate for you. v1.5.0rc1 contains a super fast room directory. Check it out and help us test. https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse/releases/tag/v1.5.0rc1
Still 11k active installations of the really outdated free version on Google Play.
I read some misleading messages. Google removed the free version due to donation links. Remove means you can't even find it in your library though you downloaded it. That has nothing to do with a personal choice ;)
To this 11k users, please, go on #Fdroid to get last updates for free.
@marcozehe yay :) all the remaining a11y work we did as part of the Mozilla trial shipped on Friday in Riot 1.5 (we're about to post a blog about it).
One of my closest friends, @email@example.com recently started a YouTube channel on which he does detailed reviews of software instruments with NKS compatibility with an emphasis on orchestral/trailer scoring. Watch and spread if this appeals to you. First video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTeo5361DpI
in an effort to justify why i talk about latex support in riot/matrix so much, i wrote a post https://thosgood.com/blog/2019/10/09/matrix-riot-what-is-it.html . in an effort to make the wall of text interesting to read, i did it directly after taking a sleeping pill, so i fear it gets less and less cohesive...
Excellent in-depth analysis from @firstname.lastname@example.org on why they invested in @NewVectorHQ@twitter.com to support @email@example.com dev. If you have any trepidation about the impact of VC funding on the Matrix ecosystem, read this now: https://medium.com/dawn-capital/communications-of-the-future-will-be-open-and-secure-why-we-invested-in-new-vector-2bd8a060faf7
WebAIM conducted their 8th screen reader survey. The results are now in. Chrome‘s usage triples, and it‘s now the most used browser. NVDA overtakes JAWS as most used desktop screen reader. Safari+VoiceOver remain strongest mobile screen reader combination by a big margin.
Headings are by far still the most important means of navigating a website, landmark use continues to decline. PDF is now considered the technology posing most accessibility issues. #a11y #WebDev
To our #Android #FOSS developers: Anyone who could provide a simple app to decode TNEF – so those "winmail.dat" attachments created by pesky stupid MS Outlook/Exchange could be opened from within e.g. K9 Mail, decode to the PDF (or whatever the attachment really should be), and then offer to open with the appropriate app or save to "disk"?
So far I've only found a single app on Play (low rated and full of trackers). I'd prefer one on @fdroidorg and without trackers. Anyone, please?
Else please boost 😉
Despite a persistent legend, the Chromium web browser is strongly tight with many Google services, and thus is *NOT* ungoogled.
In /e/OS we are using a fully ungoogled Chromium web browser.
On Linux, Mac and Windows, you can use "ungoogled- chromium":
Yay! @grote has been working on a free software alternative for backups on Android \o/
@storm I'd say move to Mastodon, Friendica or Pleroma as a replacement.