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 show them 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that, since it means I’m not writing to the void, but one result is that are eager to point out portions that are no longer current.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 have been getting requests for versions of this guide appropriate for other platforms, particularly iOS. I also, back when i first got into twitch, announced that I intended to start work on a version of the guide for iOS, and ambitiously stated I would have it out in a couple of weeks. Around the same time, the developers announced they were looking for feedback to make the iOS experience better, and they’ve been making changes based on that feedback. the result is I have decided to postpone the guide until things are a bit more stable, because I’m one person working on this thing. I haven’t forgotten, and thank you for your understanding.

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

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