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My letter to Ravelry

After Jessica’s letter was published on Ravelry’s blog on July 30, 2020, and because it sorta sparked more anger on my end, I’ve decided to send them an email with a couple hints on what fixes they can do to reduce current issues regarding eye strain and migraine. I wrote this in one go on July 31, 2020 en press sent. I forgot a couple things I should have added here and there, but it’s also a lot of free work I’ve been doing here when I was normally supposed…

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Things not to do when being held accountable

So, I though that a post on my Instagram grid with as many words as I’m known to cram into small space wouldn’t be enough to hold everything I’d like to say about what’s going on with Ravelry. Before we dive in, I’ll also take a minute to ask you to be respectful of each other in this conversation. We may disagree and be angry at each other, but it’s never an excuse to be trans-phobic, to dead-name and misgender people. It’s also no excuse to use slurs and LGBTQ-phobic…

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Ravelry, Disability and Accessibility (Part 2)

In the first part of this post, I mainly addressed accessibility from the disability point of view, and I hope you found it useful and it gave you some perspective on the matter. Now, accessibility is not just a matter of being able to physically access something, it can also encompass other aspects like knowledge and financial means. In the second part of my survey which was addressed to designers and/or people selling things through Ravelry, I was trying to get some insight on the impact that sudden change of…

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Ravelry, Disability and Accessibility (Part 1)

A little over a week ago I put together a small survey to get a better idea of what kind of issues users of Ravelry faced with the new design but also to get some data on the type of disability and/or other issues people do face when using the web. Disclaimer : I put together this survey really fast, it’s in no way the most perfect survey there is out there, and the goal of the results is not to use the as an indisputable truth. No survey is…

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