Hashtags can be difficult for blind people's screen readers, because the reading software may have trouble telling the words apart in the tag.
✅ You can make hashtags screen reader friendly by using "CamelCase", where each word in the tag begins with a capital letter.
If you are posting images, you can make them more accessible by adding a text description for screen readers.
✅ After you've attached an image, click "Edit" on it and write the description. If there is text within the image, you can add it to the description by clicking "Detect Text From Picture", which activates Mastodon's text recognition system. When you're ready, click "Apply".
The text recognition isn't perfect, it may need correcting.
@feditips Unfortunately Mastodon doesn't like CamelCase tags. It will automatically change it if you're not careful.
I think Masto devs said it autosuggests whichever version was first used?
Maybe it should automatically tend towards CamelCase (but I don't know how easy that is to do?).
@feditips another tip: avoid putting emojis at the start of a sentence (like the checks in theses posts).
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