Update on #AccessiBe’s insistence that its screen reader mode alert is no longer on by default.
As of Friday 30 April 2021 at 09:25 Eastern, it is in fact still there and still as annoying as ever. I’m logged into Namecheap on a computer accessing a network that doesn’t have AccessiBe’s domains blocked.
So if this hasn’t been added already, add another outright AccessiBe lie to the list. Man, you guys are really racking these up.
I think I’ve officially gotten to the point where, if a podcast doesn’t have a transcript, I’m skipping it.
First, because actual accessibility. Second, because it’s a whole lot easier for me to quickly scroll through a transcript to find the thing I was interested in.
I’m responding to this on my own site because I can’t get the interface on the Make blog to do the click right when attempting to reply over there.
I 100% agree with this proposal. Users can only choose to opt in or out if they’re able to make an informed decision about this, and for better or worse, they can’t do that. I’m pretty sure Google will market this as some sort of user-beneficial feature, assuming they tell non-technical users anything at all about this. WordPress, according to its own “bragging”, (I’m using that loosely), powers something like 40% of the web. We can’t continue as a project to pretend we have no impact on it.