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Bananas5
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Could someone please explain why we have this.......

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Yeh the new feutures technology Bananas5 Replying to a post with a photo is on the way as well

Bananas5
Bananas5 in reply to Ajay575

About as useful to me as a chocolate teapot

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desquinn
desquinnAdministrator in reply to Bananas5

The features have been there for a while as keyboard shortcuts but this is to make them more accessible. But I wondered if there would be any impact on others accessibility needs.

Do they cause an issue for you?

Bananas5
Bananas5 in reply to desquinn

It has been a very difficult time for David Des so I haven't been here much

My software can't read them and only when I found the words 'learn more' underneath was I able to listen to what it was about. So no use to me. Oh yes and word 'New' doesn't come up speaking either

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desquinn
desquinnAdministrator in reply to Bananas5

Will pass it on to the HU team. I have already suggested that when images on replies comes through that users are encouraged / forced to caption them so that assistive technologies have a chance.

Bananas5
Bananas5 in reply to desquinn

I get a description of tree, cat, grass, 4 people. which is very basic but spoils the interaction from the written word.

Do these people who keep updating sites really only have one size fits all?

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desquinn
desquinnAdministrator in reply to Bananas5

They have a mobile phone first development process and I think accessibility comes in a bit late at times.

Ajay575
Ajay575 in reply to Bananas5

Ha ha 👍

Mydexter
Mydexter in reply to Ajay575

Yes, I think it's great , and it will be good to be able to put a photo on a post instead of having to put a new post on 👍

Bananas5
Bananas5 in reply to Mydexter

A photo? This gets worse.. Shut your eyes...then tell me what you see?

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rosewine
rosewine in reply to Bananas5

Even though I have good eyesight I totally agree with all your observations. On another site I am on the guidelines tell you not to post with the words on a coloured background and if putting a post on that includes a photograph a full description has to be given of what is on the photograph. If the person doesn't do that they are asked by admin to rectify the situation and if they don't the post is taken down. I hope that HU can make make an adjustment. Hope that things are now a bit easier with David.

desquinn
desquinnAdministrator in reply to rosewine

We do not allow images at present without accompanying text for this very reason. When the new features arrives we will consider how to adapt to it as an admin team. We do not require captions for youtube videos but hope that people would do the same.

Bananas5
Bananas5 in reply to rosewine

Thank you.

We all live in the able bodied world and we have to adapt what we can do with our own abilities. I often feel like the one who never stops moaning¬¬¬ But often if you aim the product at the least able everyone can then access that product. It isn't rocket science.

Stop all this razzmatazz and simple is good.

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rosewine
rosewine in reply to Bananas5

I honestly don't think you are moaning. Unless you point out the difficulties you are encountering a person without that difficulty might not be aware of it. Until years back when I volunteered at a Talking Newspaper I was not aware of some of the many issues a person with low vision has especially with the written word, I am still learning. For instance, I find that there is an assumption that everyone uses a smartphone. I have severe arthritis in my fingers and find that the very sensitive keyboard is a minefield for me to use so I use an old fashioned phone. It means the Track and Trace system for Covid is useless to me as is any QR code.

Bananas5
Bananas5 in reply to rosewine

I don't have any sight but do have talking software on my very large PC!!!! AAy phone for me is a no no and yet these days with covid everyone uses their smart phone to make aps, with GP, Town Hall and all official business. Here in Tenerife you do it or go without. They just don't have any capacity to understand any disability.

We survive!!!

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rosewine
rosewine in reply to Bananas5

We never had a phone at home as we had little money and there were often party lines so if another household was on you had to wait until they had finished the call. In our house it was the case of walking 20 minutes to a phone box. I bought my Mom one after she had been taken ill when she was about 70 and it had one of those dials you had to turn round with one finger. She was so thrilled with the novelty of having her own phone I bet her friends were sick of having phone calls from her in those first weeks.

They say it is the survival of the fitist but I think we are so used to adversity we are likely to outlast everyone else.x

Mydexter
Mydexter in reply to rosewine

Yes we never had a phone until the late 60's I remember when my OH was in The army we used to write to each other every day and phone once a week like you in the phone box at the top of the road, I agree I think we can stick anything now as we are used to it lol 👍

I agree Mydexter it will be good to be able to put a photo in a reply.

Painny
Painny in reply to Mydexter

Good idea as any photo comes with a description. ☝️I couldn’t find emoji thump and instead I found this, I have blurred eyes 👀🥀💌

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