Thanks Chris and Victoria …It is good to know and I will now amend certain posts…which include Blind Writers

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

I received the following message this morning, from Victoria Zigler, who is a registered blind writer and uses Facebook.

Hi Chris,

I wondered if you could post the following to make people aware of the issue:

“I noticed recently that Facebook started having background options for posts.

When you create a post on Facebook, it has an option for you to pick a background colour.  When I say “create a post” I mean write a post directly on Facebook, on your timeline/wall or in that “What’s on your mind?” box.  You can pick it like you can pick your feeling or activity.

This was fine at first, because my screen readers – both JAWS (my computer one) and Voice Over (my iPhone one) were happy to just tell me the background existed and which style had been chosen, and then read the text to me. Voice Over especially was good about this, since it likes Facebook better than…

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