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Imagine #libraries don't exist, but there's this person who thought of them and is trying to convince everyone else about them.

-Borrow books for free? People are going to steal them!
-You can just come in to use a computer? Well that's just going to be abused by freeloaders.
-Staff? Who is going to pay them? Why should my taxes be wasted subsidising access to books for people who haven't saved and bought their own?

How many amazing things do we dismiss? What is our society missing out on?

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Please boost for visibility: Global Accessibility Awareness day (#GAAD) is on May 19th. I’d like everyone that can to turn off your monitor, or close the laptop lid and connect a keyboard, or close your eyes, and turn on your OS screen reader, and use your computer with it. How does it make you feel? Do you know enough keyboard commands? Does it give you enough info? Does it make you enjoy using the computer? Do you feel productive? Why or why not? #a11y #screenreader #blind

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Every dead body on Mt Everest was once a highly motivated individual. So ... maybe calm down. -- Anon

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To make your hashtags on Fedi more accessible, use CamelCase. It makes hashtags easier to read on small screens and small displays, in addition to making Fedi more accessible for screen reader users. For example,

a hashtag in CammelCase capitalizes the first letter of every word. So,

instead of writing #feditips, where the F, and T, are all lowercase, write #FediTips instead, where the F, and T, are capitalized.

#NewPeople #Fediverse #Mastodon

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Ableism and Covid 

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Today Google is turning on activity tracking for many users that previously turned it off. - tutanota.com/blog/posts/google

Effective today, Google is changing its Workspace Settings, including a change that activates activity tracking for all users of Google Workspace accounts even if the organizations admin disabled activity tracking for all users previously. What is more, admins can no longer control this setting for their users, but all users need to invidually toggle the tracking off again.

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This "climate spiral" visualizes changes in the Earth's temperature between 1880 and 2021 as observed by NASA svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4975

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You don’t want a DAO you just want a co-op. Just make a co-op or stop pretending you’re doing anything but building a pyramid scheme

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Verge byline, sources requested 

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Problems we face today:

❌ Climate crisis
❌ Systemic inequality
❌ War, poverty, and disease

Silicon Valley’s solutions:

✅ Blockchain
✅ NFTs
✅ Billionaires in space

What planet are these people on?

#web3

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My first computer was a Commodore C16 in 1986, followed by a C128D in 1987, on which I ran the included CP/M 3.0 and wrote my first Turbo pascal programs on it.
1991, I got my first MS-DOS-based PC with a real screen reader, HAL v4.5 by @yourdolphin.
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RT @BlondeHistorian
But if you’re blind how do you type?! 👩🏼‍🦯🤳🏻

Blind people online have to answer these kind of questions constantly.

So help raise some awareness & share this…
twitter.com/BlondeHistorian/st

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Advert in today's Australian @FinancialReview: Julian Assange faces extradition to the US and a 175 year sentence simply for publishing truthful documents #auspol #FreeAssangeNOW #DickSmith t.co/oDbWYI63Qm

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Universal Audio said they'd invest in Linux support for their devices if tens of thousands of people signed a petition. So, here's that petition:
change.org/p/linux-support-for

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71% of Australians polled by the Sydney Morning Herald on 18th December support calls for @wikileaks founder and publisher Julian Assange to be 'brought back to Australia' @smh #FreeAssangeNOW t.co/f5Ohenu0dC

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