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On this , I ask that developers, artists, film creators, and writers make their content not only usable for the blind, but enjoyable and pleasant as well. For developers, try your programs or OS with a screen reader. Imagine if blind people could read and write in Markdown across the whole OS? Imagine how lively the OS would be if animations had sounds as well?

For writers, describe art in your books. see Arcanum Unbounded by Brandon Sanderson on Bookshare for a great example of that.

For artists, describe your art. Even if its just a meme, blind people would love to understand it. If you create films, consider having them described, so that blind people can enjoy them too. We want to enjoy the beauty that you create!

From Arcanum Unbounded, description of the Rosharan system:

[Image: The Rosharan System depicted by several concentric bands of space surrounding a single light blue star. Fourteen of the bands contain named objects. Starting from the innermost named object closest to the star and moving outward, they are:

* Ashyn--a small red sphere.
* Roshar--a small blue sphere with three tiny spheres named Salas, Nomon and Mishim in elliptical orbits.
* Braize--a small purple sphere.
* asteroid belt.
* Jes--a medium blue sphere.
* Nan--a medium purple sphere.
* Chach--a medium red sphere.
* Vev--a medium grey sphere.
* Palah--a medium green sphere.
* Shash--a medium red sphere.
* Betab--a medium aqua sphere.
* Kak--a medium purple sphere.
* Tanat--a medium orange sphere.
* Ishi--a medium golden sphere.]

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Mastodon.host

What sets mastodon.host appart?

As a general instance, we are not centered on a specific theme, or a specific language. Everyone is welcome as long as they follow the few rules we have.

We always run the latest stable version of Mastodon, providing you a stock experience, with the following modifications:

  • 2048 character limit (not 500).
  • 512 character limits for the account's bio (not 160).
  • full column width (not fixed size).
  • more search results (20 instead of 5 per type of search).
  • Audio upload (not limited to videos only).
  • full text search of statuses (not restricted to searching tags and users).
  • trending tags are displayed on the main UI ( and a more complete view is available here)
  • boosts and replies are shown in the timelines (more complete view for everyone).
  • Your mastodon.host account is also a XMPP account (Federated Instant Messaging, take a look online to find a client and use your mastodon.host username and password to configure it, you can also use our online web client). Woohoo! two services in one!
  • We also have a very good view of the federation (our federated timeline gives you a more broad view of the Mastodon network than a 'normal' instance, there's a lot to read in a lot of languages).
  • We also host a Peertube instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • In the same vein, we host a Funkwhale instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • If you want to be on a more quiet, moderated instance, or use another AP implementation, we host a Pleroma instance for the convenience. This is the same fediverse as with Mastodon, but with a different default UI and way more optimized backend. Try and see which one you prefer !
  • Now if you want a different UI, the stock mastodon one does not please you, you can check Pinafore.
  • We do also host for the convenience a video Conference server ( Jitsi Meet )
  • We have a mastodon relay for other instances to bootstrap their timelines: https://relay.mastodon.host

Although we are a medium+ sized instance, we'd like to keep the feeling that you are at home and safe here.