Changeling’s Guide to Discord for Screen Reader Users

What is This?

This is a page that contains all the links to posts in the “Changeling’s Guide to Discord for Screen Reader Users” series.

How it Works

Each link is set to open in a new tab. You can click the link, read the post, close the tab, and find the link to the next post.

A Word About Updates to the Guide

This guide seems to have become a popular spot for blind users to learn how to navigate the basics of using Discord, and I found out that one teenager pointed their vision skills teacher to it rather than actually explain what Discord was. I wouldn’t do anything to change that, since it means I’m not writing to the void, but one result is that readers are eager to point out portions of the guide that are no longer current. In most cases, these people are honestly trying to help, but there are some instances where the person is unquestionably taking malicious joy in pointing things out. Since i don’t want to put anyone off or discourage people from helping or asking questions, I’ll just answer as follows:

I’m one person writing a thing for lots of people, and I update things when I have the time. I was thinking about explaining how quickly things change in discord, and that I like to make sure a feature sticks before I document it, or how the part of my life that pays the bills demands my attention, or any other number of reasons, but they all come down to the same thing. This is a labor of love, and I give it attention when I honestly feel I can do it justice.

Concerning Versions of this Guide for Other Platforms

I am happy to announce that the version of this guide specific to VoiceOver on iOS is now available. The developers continue to make changes and squash bugs, but the experience is finally stable enough to allow me to do this.

Getting Help/Clarification

If you have questions, you can find me on The Starship Changeling Discord server. Or, if you’re having so much trouble that you don’t fell comfortable in a Discord server, you can send an e-mail to discord@starshipchangeling.net.

Posts in the Series

Specific to Windows

Specific to VoiceOver on iOS

 

48 Comments

  1. I don’t have a Mac, so I’ll probably have to get someone to write it. My understanding is Mac is a problem because VO doesn’t get along with the version of Electron Discord uses.

  2. yeah. I don’t think it’s completely unuseable, but there are significant problems, and the devs are a small team focusing on PC and the mobile platforms, so I’m kind of going with what they’re doing. I usually suggest Mac users use the web app, and that seems to help things.

  3. Thanks for producing this. I mostly navigate Discord easily on the laptop, but it’s a bit more tricky on the iPhone, so this will help. I mainly use it with one of my DFS sites to keep up with lineup changes so I can win money on Draftkings/Fanduel. 🙂


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