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edgy my little pony oc named Shooting Star. everyone thinks she's an astronomer, but she "grants wishes" by shooting people for money

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Oh god QMB has found a movie where a blind person is being attacked or something and her only hope is the person on the other end of one of those "Be My Eyes" apps that I detest so much.

We're gonna have to watch that some night when I'm not so tired. I am kind of scared of how awful it is going to be, but I need to know...

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Haha that taxi driver is way too willing to back off when asked, I wish I ever encountered any like that. ;)

Of course she's not using her white cane in the new place. Turns out I can't see now either because I'm rolling my eyes too hard.

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The voting period has officially started, and will run from now until saturday afternoon.
Precise closing time will follow.

Voting works by mentioning this bot and writing "vote xxxx" where xxxx is the four letter code for the song you want to vote for.

The four letter codes can be found in square brackets in the playlist:

A description of the voting process is also available here:

Let the voting begin!

#FediVision #FediVision2022

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"The white response to climate change is literally suffocating to people of color. Climate anxiety can operate like white fragility, sucking up all the oxygen in the room and devoting resources toward appeasing the dominant group. As climate refugees are framed as a climate security threat, will the climate-anxious recognize their role in displacing people from around the globe? Will they be able to see their own fates tied to the fates of the dispossessed? Or will they hoard resources, limit the rights of the most affected and seek to save only their own, deluded that this xenophobic strategy will save them? How can we make sure that climate anxiety is harnessed for climate justice?"

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Now available! :mastodon:

My in-depth comparative review of eight Mastodon apps for iPhone

Please boost (or share on Twitter) 🙏

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Today is Global Accessibility Awareness day so I'd like to highlight an anthology by Disabled writers I have enjoyed a ton! Not Going Back to Normal. #GAAD #Books #Book #AmReading #ReadingCommunity

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trying to follow this instruction:

talk about the things you love, even if you think nobody cares.

people won't ask for it at least at first, but some of them will care

and it's attractive to see someone talk about the things they love.

let go of the notion that it's worthless if you don't get a minimum number of listeners, reactions, replies.

practice caring publicly about the things you care about.

I think this is a good reminder for me. I never liked being shy anyway

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Do I have friends on here that formally do web accessibility consulting services? I would love to have a contact on hand to point people who would be willing and able to pay for such services in the future.

I have a 15-minute long ambient audio recording of a storm rolling in with me practicing some harp over it and some occasional airplanes.

I'm sure the file export for this thing is huge. Any suggestions for how to share it?

Painted a little window scene. 3"x2" on Stonehenge heavy paper.

Have some little watercolor doodles. I've been mostly exploring clouds lately.

Any tips on painting dramatic clouds with watercolor?

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PSA: To everyone who is #NewHere, and those who are not.

When you use hashtags it can help those using a #ScreenReader to use #CamelCase. Screen-readers can then find and pronounce the constituent words, rather than trying to pronounce the whole thing.

It's not essential, but it's one way we can make the Fediverse more welcoming.

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Yesterday I went to a really neat art workshop about drawing trees. Learnt some new techniques for masking with watercolours, and had a fun time playing around with mixed media. This one is a mix of watercolour, oil pastel, tissue paper and acrylic pen.

#MastoArt #MixedMedia #Trees

starless boosted This architect is doing some of the wildest solarpunk shit I've seen in my life! I don't know what to think about this?! Everything seems completely impossible :D Lots of cool designs though! Especially I've been wishing for an airship comeback, for many reasons, but vertical ones?! wild

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I'm seeing a lot of proclamations that there should be no exceptions to describing your images or that there's no reason to interact with any that aren't described.

I know these mean well, but they are themselves ableist.

Disabled people know that access needs can clash. I benefit from described images, but I know some people struggle to write them because of their own disabilities.

And that's okay! The culture of image descriptions is great here but it should never be absolutist.

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I challenged someone on their hardline stance on this once, and it blew up into a tiny fedi drama, with the nice outcome of more social solutions.

That's around the time people started to CW undescribed images.

My instance developed an emoji :help_describe: to indicate you'd like a media description added.

There's a group you can tag, @imagecaptionspls, that people follow who are willing to add descriptions.

And there's @PleaseCaption to remind you if you forget.

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Please describe:

* your jokes/memes - it's no good saying "this is just silly, you're not missing anything"; let us be the judge of that! Also, being disabled isn't about being dull and worthy all the time.

* your artwork - I'm so sad when I see cool art I can't boost (and sometimes can't even discern :) )

* your gifs and videos - description isn't just for still images!

* your audio clips - yep, these can be described too!

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Small server part of the infrastructure. Registration is approval-based, and will probably only accept people I know elsewhere or with good motivation.