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We do. They’re under the cut, to prevent causing issues for people reading the post.

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If you support disabled people, please stand with us against Discord’s redesign.

…and do more than reblog this post about it.

Chronic migraines. Dyslexia. ADHD. Autism. Vision impairment. Visual sensory processing disorder. Colorblind. & Neurotypical. Abled.

These are aspects of people that are affected by Discord’s new update to its color scheme and font, and there very well could be more I didn’t mention. Yes, you read it right, abled people and neurotypical people too. You are not immune to eyestrain.

What are the issues?

  1. A font which is both overly uniform and overly squished, with many letters that have essentially the same silhouette as others and could easily be flipped and look the same as another.
    ▻ This is dyslexic-unfriendly, as well as generally harder to read and an issue for people with visual impairments who may find that letters bleed together or that their eyes ‘skip’ over letters or words at times.
  2. A color scheme that is so highly saturated that it both immediately draws your attention and also makes you want to immediately look away.
    ▻ This is generally unfriendly, affecting people with sensory issues the most (ADHD/Autism, migraines, processing disorders), but it’s also colorblind-unfriendly. Due to the differences between the colors being exclusively the part that changes the named color (hue; “green” vs “blue”) instead of both that and the colors being different intensities (saturation; “neon green” vs “leaf green”), they look practically identical.

Aren’t there more? No. This is pretty much all that was changed.

Discord changed TWO THINGS and pretty much managed to land every single person possible to genuinely hurt with a visual design change that doesn’t add or remove any elements. Including abled and neurotypical people!!!

Discord is currently a good number of people’s lifeline and way to connect with others. And with this change, they just made using their app hurt. They know that we can’t leave their app without leaving our friends and communities behind. They know that if they can just sweep this under the rug, they won’t have to do a thing.

…So we can’t let them.

Why would Discord do this?

It’s actually fairly simple. Discord was hemorrhaging money from its very conception. Discord only exists because investors think it’ll make money in the future. If Discord doesn’t do as well, investors will push to make it “better” or they’ll drop their funding. Discord was probably forced into this situation, they probably knew exactly what would happen.

We have to show their investors that Discord was right.

What can we do to fix this?

DON’T:

  • Reply to Discord’s tweet about the design change.
    It gives Discord more attention, and if any complaints are acknowledged they are directed to Discord’s accessibility forums.
  • ONLY post on Discord’s accessibility forums.
    It gives Discord stats to work with, but it also means the outcry isn’t public. We need everyone to see this, not just Discord.

DO:

  • Reblog this post.
    Spreads the awareness, and all.
  • Retweet, reply to, and/or like this tweet: https://twitter.com/KarklesMarx/status/1393223369571586053
    This tweet is part of our and our friends’ initiative to get this big and get this public.
  • Make your own posts about it on different social medias.
    Tumblr, Twitter, Discord servers, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, whatever ground you have, use it. You can help make this change too.
  • Find other people doing the same thing.
    One initiative is never enough. Look for other people making posts like these and boost their posts too.
  • IF YOU KNOW ANOTHER LANGUAGE, MAKE POSTS OF YOUR OWN BOOSTING IT IN OTHER LANGUAGES.
    Please. There are probably a lot of people we haven’t reached because this is an all-English post.

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We do. They’re under the cut, to prevent causing issues for people reading the post.

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    16.05.2021 - 3 minutes ago
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    16.05.2021 - 4 minutes ago

    lesmiserabelles :

    the west end cast of les misérables: the staged concert perform for the one show, 14 march 2021

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    16.05.2021 - 28 minutes ago

    pizza-and-ramen:

    red-mercer:

    possum-adjacent:

    dankmemeuniversity">chrysanthemumpink:

    pizza-and-ramen:

    red-mercer:

    possum-adjacent:

    dankmemeuniversity :

    go girl give us nothing

    If you’re buying Apple shit in the 2020s you totally deserve the ripoff that you get

    The fucking option that includes an Ethernet port just puts it on the external power supply, like it’s a fucking MacBook.

    People keep saying that this is how computer adaptability works and comparing it to the decrease in the lack of CD-ROM drives and Floppy Disk readers.

    But this is completely different! And do you want to know why? Because, previous changes were consumer led. They came AFTER the technology had run its course, had viable alternatives, and didn’t force a majority of customers to adapt for profit. Also, Apple is lying. This isn’t innovation, it’s a purposeful manipulation of the market that makes physical ownership of content more difficult.

    The Floppy Disk wasn’t just abandoned. It was replaced by CD-ROM in the 90s as a more portable & less expensive alternative. And even then, CDs had existed for more than a decade before computer manufacturers made the permanent switch in 2003. And despite the switch, the production of the floppy disks themselves continued until 2011. By the time floppy disks truly faded from production, most ppl didn’t even own one. And when CD-ROM became “obsolete,” they weren’t ripped from the market and even today it’s fairly easy to find readers that are cheap and/or included with desktops or laptops.

    But here’s the thing? CD’s aren’t obsolete. Neither are DVDs, USB, and Ethernet and SDs. Not really. What is there to replace them? You could say cloud, streaming, etc. But those aren’t actually replacements, they are just different forms of consuming materials. And a majority of consumers will be inconvenienced without those things. Like how would you even connect a wired mechanical keyboard? That’s not adaptation, it’s inconveniencing consumers until they get used to it.

    But it’s more than inconvenience. What all of these exclusions do is get rid of physical data. It slowly ostracizes consumers from the very concept of physical data and that is incredibly dangerous. All softwares, ad-ons, recordings, and medias being relegated to downloadable accessibility makes these things harder to pirate or share. It also encourages monopolies as it makes smaller, independent production and sharing much more difficult. It also makes the distribution of softwares tied to research & employment more easily controlled by corporations rather than people. And most of all, it takes away consumer control of the things that they use.

    Like even PlayStation did this with the PS5? Do you really think not having a physical drive is an innovation? With physical games you can reuse, share, and save. I can play Spider-Man, give to my cousin, and then let any friend borrow it. And unless I bought the physical game online, neither google or Amazon can add that to their algorithmic perception of me. But without that…you have content strictly defined on individual basis and algorithms.

    It’s just that all of the growing exclusions aren’t adapting. They are willful manipulations for the sake of changing how large scale consumers ingage with technology and the internet.

    The headphone jack was not obsolete. It was purposefully left out to sway the market towards $100 Bluetooth. Physical gaming disk drives aren’t growing obsolete. They are being purposefully phased out so that the consumer begins to rely on individual downloads and algorithm rather than sharing and saving. And USB/Ethernet/SD/HDMI are not obsolete either. They are just being ignored so as to get consumers to change their perception of tech and accessibility. As if having a computer that’s only compatible with apple tech that’s less than 5 years old is reasonable. As if any use of physical content is a paid luxury rather than the standard

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    16.05.2021 - 32 minutes ago

    alberto-balsalm :

    thiswaitingheart :

    zinjanthropusboisei :

    pippenpaddlopsicopolisthethird :

    The holy grail of searching through academic literature is coming across a string of publications that are like:

    Here’s An Idea. Smith et al. 2016

    Terrible Idea; a comment on Smith et al. 2016. Johnson 2016.

    You’re Wrong Too; a response to Johnson 2016. Nelson 2016.

    Guys Just Stop Fighting, None Of Us Know What’s Going On; a Review of the Current Literature. McBrien 2017.

    Not even an exaggeration.

    “If We Knew What We Were Doing, It Would Not be Called Research, Would It?”

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    16.05.2021 - 35 minutes ago

    jingyans :

    word of honor 山河令:episode 22

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    16.05.2021 - 36 minutes ago

    minmoyu :

    Ep 20 YouTube Version | THEY ROBBED US OF WKX HUGGING BACK IN THE YOUKU VERSION!!!!

    So initially the director didn’t want Gong Jun to hug back but out of reflex and in this moment he did, so the director cut out the scene in the Youku version but gave it back in the YouTube one LMFAO

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    16.05.2021 - 36 minutes ago

    zhouszishu :

    word of honor 山河令: episode 22

    too late ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    16.05.2021 - 36 minutes ago

    thatlittlemouse :

    Wherever you go, I go.

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    16.05.2021 - 39 minutes ago

    theghostvalley :

    Don’t call me that! You’re not qualified to call me Yan! - Word Of Honor (Episode 22).

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    16.05.2021 - 39 minutes ago

    zhouszishu :

    word of honor 山河令: episode 22

    just father-daughter things

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    16.05.2021 - 44 minutes ago

    xinxiaojie :

    Head empty only zzh in a sheer inner robe (ÒܫÓ✿)

    0414BTS

    Bonus:

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    16.05.2021 - 45 minutes ago
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    16.05.2021 - 45 minutes ago

    kexing-wen :

    wen kexing as ghost valley master + text posts (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

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    16.05.2021 - 45 minutes ago

    surii :

    WORD OF HONOR + scorpion king

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    16.05.2021 - 46 minutes ago

    his-catness-tchalla :

    Word of Honor ep.07

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    16.05.2021 - 46 minutes ago

    zhouszishu :

    KE NAIYU as LIU QIANQIAO
    WORD OF HONOR 山河令: EPISODE 13

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    16.05.2021 - 48 minutes ago
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    16.05.2021 - 50 minutes ago

    leonzhng :

    xie'er appreciation post no. ??? out of ???

    《山河令》 Word of Honour (2021) ⌘ Episode 26

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    16.05.2021 - 50 minutes ago

    shizun-chu :

    Wen Kexing | Episode 25

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    16.05.2021 - 52 minutes ago

    wuxien :

    WEN KEXING in WORD OF HONOR (episode 24)
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    16.05.2021 - 52 minutes ago

    sugardaddyahxu :

    #comedy gold

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    16.05.2021 - 54 minutes ago

    xinxiaojie :

    “Lao Wen"

    “Hmm?”

    山河令│Word Of Honor
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    16.05.2021 - 57 minutes ago

    lgbtincomics :

    lgbtincomics :

    Welcome to the 5th edition of our Pride Month Challenge!

    This year, the challenge is divided into Themes and Prompts. Themes are specific categories, in the likes of traditional Tumblr “edit memes”. There’s enough for each day of June, but you can make them in whatever order you’d like! The Prompts can be used for any themes; you can use one, two or more (or even none) in the same post, you can repeat them, you can interpret them however you want - there’s no right or wrong!

    Link to all the Themes and Prompts is on source. More prompts will be added until June - feel free to send us suggestions, if you have any!

    Please reblog to spread the word and feel free to repost it to other social media!

    What can you make: graphics, gifs, fanart, playlists etc. are a good call for Tumblr posts! Selfies with your comics, cosplays or unedited pictures of comics are welcome on our Instagram.

    Which characters can you use: your headcanons are welcome, but please keep in mind that our focus is to promote canon representation, so at least one of the characters featured in your post must be canon LGBTQ to make it rebloggable by our blog’s standards. It’s okay if you use this challenge for other media characters, but please remember we’ll only reblog posts that feature at least one comic book character.

    How to be seen and reblogged/reposted by us:

    • Tumblr: use #lgbtincomics within the first five tags of your post.  
    • Instagram: tag us (lgbtincomics_) in your picture or story and use the hashtag #pridemonthchallenge2021

    Other info:

    • If your post isn’t reblogged by us in one or two days, it probably didn’t appear in our tag by a Tumblr error. If that’s the case, please submit us the link.
    • Feel free to ask us if you have any doubts!

    We’re looking foward to see your creations in June. Have fun!

    DOC LINK: https://bit.ly/3a0O6AQ

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  • lacommunarde
    16.05.2021 - 1 hour ago
    Question:

    So just where was this Madison Square Garden located?


    Answer:

    I am not sure which you are asking about. The first 2 were actually off the northeast corner of Madison Square. The 1890 Stanford White version (2) being between Madison and Park Ave, and 26th an 27th streets, The New York Life Building replaced it. The 1925 Garden (3) was between 49th and 50th streets at 8th Avenue, and the current Garden (4) replaced Penn Station, 8th Ave to 9th Ave, between 31st and 32nd Sts..

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    16.05.2021 - 1 hour ago
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    16.05.2021 - 3 hours ago

    ijaazat :

    green? green <3

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    16.05.2021 - 3 hours ago

    bitakimmaviseyler :

    Prison Break BTS

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    16.05.2021 - 7 hours ago
    GIVE ME A CHARACTER;

    fatallyxfragile :

    and I’ll break their ass down:

    • How I feel about this character
    • All the people I ship romantically with this character
    • My non-romantic OTP for this character
    • My unpopular opinion about this character
    • One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon.
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    16.05.2021 - 7 hours ago

    met-asian :

    Central Watchtower, 1st–early 3rd century, Metropolitan Museum of Art: Asian Art


    Purchase, Dr. and Mrs. John C. Weber Gift, 1984
    Size: H. 41 in. (104.1 cm); W. 22 5/8 in. (57.5 cm); D. 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm)
    Medium: Earthenware with green lead glaze

    https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/49519

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