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So, Microsoft PowerToys is an accessibility disaster. Well it was just a version ago, but I've given feedback and things are a little better. So I try the latest version today, and this:

github.com/microsoft/PowerToys

This is a big issue, and yeah I was very frustrated when I wrote that. It's about as bad a design, maybe even worse than, some open source developers make. But even in Linux, there's never been a place that literally trapped almost every keyboard event! I mean, it's very obvious that no one on the PowerToys team, or no one with any influence over the code, has tried that tool with a screen reader. And this is my point:

If you know nothing about accessibility, try your software with a screen reader anyway. Everyone in accessibility knew nothing about it at some point. If you support marginalized communities, support people with disabilities *most of all*! We are the most marginalized community! If you want something new to get into, try loading up Narrator, NVDA, Orca, TalkBack, or VoiceOver with your app, and see what happens! See how it reads; how it responds, what it does! Play around with it! Because once it's released, once the bedrock of your app or program or package is done, and it has accessibility issues, it's going to be a *pain* to get them fixed. Don't be like Microsoft. Don't be like Apple with the Mac. Don't be like Gnome or Qt.

Plus, if you treat blind people well, we have the tendency to be very loyal users and promoters of your software! Look at Retroarch! Many blind people now use that, and it's only been almost a year since Retroarch was made accessible! You can have that level of a user base too, if you just _do the work_! Consider accessibility! Don't wait for version 1! Play around, have fun, and yes, involve users, but try yourself first! The most important step a person can take is the next one!

Besides, you don't wanna be on the same level as Apple's Mac, or Microsoft PowerToys, do you? Show them big bad corporations that accessibility *does* matter to as well!

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