Just a friendly reminder that doing formatting using unicode characters like 𝑲 sucks total ass for screenreaders

[description: a video of a screenreader reading a tweet with lots of unicode "formatting"]
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Also, most people have heard of screen readers, but another common way visually impaired users interact with computers is with braille displays. It's a device that mechanically pops up a set of nudges to form braille characters like ⠵. Here's a picture of one:

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@amandag This is awesome.

Also, Sneakers (the movie) features one of those. They look amazing.

How fast are they to read? Like if someone really practiced and got it down. Is it an automatic speed or is it somehow timed?

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